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Okayafrica Electrafrique Nairobi With Mzungu Kichaa [11/15]

Saturday, November 15th, Okayafrica Electrafrique Nairobi returns for its 25th edition with Tanzanian Bongo Flava artist Mzungu Kichaa.


This Saturday, November 15th, Electrafrique Nairobi returns to the Tree House Club for a very special 25th edition with Tanzanian Bongo Flava artist Mzungu Kichaa. The night is hosted by Electrafrique founder DJ Cortega and Electrique DJs and the Beat Parade Band, with guest DJ Nzech and Coco Rasta Ngori on MC duties. Follow Electrafrique on facebook and twitter for more info. Warm up with Cortega's latest mix below, recorded live from Electrafrique Dakar in October.

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Saturday, November 15th

Tree House, Museum Hill

9PM - 5AM

With special guest Mzungu Kichaa (Tanzania)

Hosted by: DJ Cortega, Electrique DJs & The Beat Parade Band

About Mzungu Kichaa:

Mzungu Kichaa is considered a pioneer of Tanzanian Bongo Flava, one of the biggest genres in the region. His socially conscious single and video, "Jitolee," took Tanzania by storm and reached number one on the East African Charts. His music videos are played all over the continent, and in Europe he won “Best Upcoming Artist” at the African Achievement Awards immediately after releasing his debut album, Tuko Pamoja, in 2009. Mzungu Kichaa performs in East Africa and tours Europe annually. His new release, HUSTLE, has received a nomination at the Danish Music Awards.

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Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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