DC: Afrocuba, DMV Area's Monthly Party Begins This Friday (5/13)

Every second Friday of the month, DJ Asho presents AFROCUBA, playing the best of salsa, son, timba, rumba y yoruba. This amazing event is in an all new location, Liv Nightclub, not to mention that it is free! Check out the dates for the summer after the jump, and the flyer above for more details.

Spring/Summer Dates

Friday May 13th, 2011.

Friday Jun 10th, 2011.

Friday July 8th, 2011.

Friday Aug 12th, 2011.




Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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