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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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Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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