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Electronic Africa With Nozinja, Titica, DJ Spoko, Chief Boima,Dubbel Dutch & More

The upcoming Electronic Africa show in NYC will feature performances from Nozinja, Islan Chipsy & EEK, Titica, DJ Spoko, Chief Boima and more


This coming month Electronic Africa will be going down in New York City as part of Red Bull Music Academy. The event, which will take place at Brooklyn's Villain, will feature a standout roster of Okayafrica favorites that includes South African shangaan electro pioneer Nozinja, Angolan transgender kuduro queen Titica, SA 'bacardi house' creator DJ Spoko, Egyptian electro chaabi artists Islam Chipsy and EEK, global bass guru Chief Boima, and Brooklyn producer Dubbel Dutch. The performance will mark both Nozinja and Islam Chipsy's American live debuts. Grab your tickets at the link below and get in the mood for the show with Nozinja's "Tsekeleke" video and DJ Spoko's Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape. Enter to win a pair of tickets to the event underneath — contest is over, winners have been contacted! For more background, check out RBMA's From Makossa to Bacardi: African Music in New York City article. This isn't one to miss!

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

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The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

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Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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