Okayafrica Electrafrique NYC With Captain Planet (Album Release!), Oscar P & Underdog

Okayafrica Electrafrique returns to NYC, Friday, October 17th, with Captain Planet (album release!), Oscar P, and DJ Underdog.

Okayafrica teamed up with Nairobi's Electrafrique this year to present New York City's new monthly dance party. Okayafrica Electrafrique returns to the 303 at Louie & Chan Friday, October 17th, (in collaboration with I'll House You and Bastard Jazz) for Captain Planet's album release party with DJs Oscar P and Underdog. Entry is FREE before 10pm with RSVP. Stream Captain Planet's new Africa In Your Earbuds tape below to get ready:

>>>RSVP For FREE Entry Before 10PM


Bicoastal ‘gumbo funk’ producer Captain Planet's sophomore album Esperanto Slang (out 10/7 via Bastard Jazz) is the follow-up to his outstanding Mystery Trip Vol. 1 mixtape from 2012. Esperanto Slang presents an eclectic collection of beats and dance-infused collaborations with artists from across the globe, including Sudanese songstress Alsarah, Antibalas‘ Chico Mann and several others. The diverse productions on the 11-track album blend a wide range of styles from “NY hip-hop, UK bass and Turkish psychedelic, to Nigerian afrobeat and Amazonian funk.” Listen to the summertime anthem “In The Gray” and the Brazilian samba funk "Tudo De Bom" off Esperanto Slang.

Oscar P is recognized as an innovator and force in New York's DJ scene. His musical style fuses influences from not only NYC, but also Chicago, Detroit and Johannesburg. He is the leading force behind Afro Rebel Music, which is Open Bar Music's spin-off label dedicated to South African deep house.

DJ Underdog is one of the apostles of Washington DC's Afro-futuristic scene, and of course resident behind the decks at our monthly #OKAYAFRICADC party. His “Afrobeat For Your Soul” monthly acquired legendary status. For more from Underdog download his excellent Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape.

Friday, October 17th


Louie and Chan

303 Broome St., NYC

FREE w/ RSVP before 10pm

Door: $10

Electrafrique's DJ Cortega has put together an hourlong warmup mix, featuring new music from Boddhi Satva, Wunmi, Fantasma, DJ Spoko and more. Stream and download below.

DJ Cortega's ELECTRAFRIQUE OCTOBER 2014 Tracklist:

Wad Alnuba (Captain Planet Remix) - Alsarah & The Nubatones

Burnt Friedman Meets Zinja Hlungwani - Burnt Friedman

Cicada - Captain Planet

Minha Infancia - DJ Znobia

Makutu (Semba) - DJ Dias Rodrigues & Eddy Tussa, Kenny Buss

Arbé de Cadjau (Meistro Sol Power Rework) - Nhu De Ped'bia

Obame (Radio Mix) - Afrobuddh & Kakatsitsi Drummers

Woa Ka Wo Ho - Anas

Woman of Substance (Awuwan Itiaba) - Ibibio Sound System

Flawless (Boddhi Satva Ancestral Soul Remix) - Beyonce

Niani (Jose Marquez Mix) - Sassouma Kouyaté

Pula (Rain) - Spoek Mathambo

The Mountain (Remix) - Mujava, Spoko, Spoek Mathambo

Rudeness - DJ Clock & DJ Mlungu

More Pain - DJ Spoko

Sefty Belt - Fantasma ft. Josiahwise Is the Serpentwithfeet

Djinew Nakan (Boddhi Satva Ancestral Soul Remix) - Issa Bagayogo

Mizobiya (Remix) - Dayto & DJ Ivan90 ft. Wes

African Salsa (Original Mix) - Black Motion

Lopeleketé - Os Banah ft. Maya Zuda

Fit Body (Jmage Mix) - Wunmi


10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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