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Okayafrica Presents Djeff Afrozila, Cortega, Kashaka & Zandy Shejay At Output [10/1]

Angola's crown prince of afro-house Djeff Afrozila will be at Output on October 1 with Cortega, Kashaka and Zandy Shejay.


Okayafrica's teaming up with The Magic Number to host Angola's crown prince of afro-house Djeff Afrozila at Brooklyn club Output on October 1. The Luandan DJ and producer will be bringing his soulful blend of deep house and 'Afro roots' sounds to The Panther Room for a FREE (NO COVER) party alongside Electrafrique's own DJ Cortega, NYC producer Kashaka, and Zandy Shejay. Get acquainted with the line up by checking out Djeff Afrozila's "Mwangolé," Cortega's Electrafrique mix and Kashaka's Yasiin Bey & Da Bush Babees mash-up below. See more info on the night over at Output's website and join the Facebook event. Don't miss out on the chance to kick off October with an afro-house blow out!

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