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Photos: The Infectious Energy of EVERYDAY AFRIQUE, July 4th Edition

Here's what went down at EVERYDAY AFRIQUE this past Fourth of July Weekend.

DIASPORA—OkayAfrica, Everyday People and Electrafrique teamed up once again this past weekend for EVERYDAY AFRIQUE, the Fourth of July edition.


The rooftop party, held at Output in Brooklyn, featured music from resident tune spinner, DJ mOma, as well as DJ Rich KnightDJ Underdog, DJ Moniki and Kashaka, who delivered jam after jam the whole party through.

The weather was breezy and the eclectic mix of afrobeats, hip hop, techno and R&B played throughout the day, set the vibe just right for the electrifying night that followed.

The energy was through the roof—literally—and the lovely people who came out to party with us kept the vibes flowing non-stop. Check out the photos below, shot by Leon Williams, to see what went down this Fourth of July weekend at EVERYDAY AFRIQUE.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams. Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

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