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OkayAfrica Presents Electrafrique Dakar With DJ Moma, Sabine Blaizin & DJ Cortega!

Electrafrique Dakar returns on January 20 with DJ Moma, Sabine Blaizin and Cortega.

Welcome to 2017, folks! To celebrate the new year, OkayAfrica Electrafrique is back at our new Senegalese home, the gardens of the Maison de la Culture Douta Seck, a green heaven of creativity in the heart of the Medina, aka Dakar's old city.


For this episode, co-produced with Kaani and Jokkolabs, our resident DJ Cortega welcomes two Brooklyn-based family members in Sabine Blaizin and DJ Moma, who have already made their mark on the Dakar scene.

Back in November of 2013, Sabine came through as part of Boddhi Satva's Offering Got Soul Weekender, which also drew afro-house heavyweights Zepherin Saint (London) and Jojo Flores (Canada) to Dakar. Moma was here last year at the same period with us bringing fire to the dance floors at both the Cunimb and Les Petites Pierres.

Meet the DJs

Sabine Blaizin comes from Haiti, and her work focuses on African Diasporic music. Brooklyn Mecca and Oyasound are a few of her creative projects. Her Oyasound EP is currently in the works. Sabine worked for Ocha Records label as a Brand Marketing Director/Producer and Bembe NYC Party resident DJ

DJ Moma comes from Sudan. He is the driving force behind the hugely successful Everyday People parties, as well as the Everyday Afrique shows held jointly with Okayafrica Electrafrique, and Everyday People. Moma's style is highly versatile that will take you to every corner of the dance world, from Africa to Jamaica with a strong New York influence.

DJ Cortega is originally from Switzerland, and has been bringing heat to dancefloors across the Continent since he moved to Nairobi 6 years ago. Last year, he took the Electrafrique party West and moved to Dakar, Senegal, where he now resides and keeps pushing pan-African music by all means necessary.

Doors at 10pm. Entrance is free until 11pm and 3000 FCFA thereafter.

More details and RSVP at the Facebook event. Artwork by @kernubia.

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