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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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A blend of Afro-house, soca, afrobeats, and sounds from Bahia, Brazil produced by DJ Moma.

French-born, New York-raised, Sudanese rapper Bas comes through with the new music video for "Amnesia," his addictive single from Spilled Milk Vol. 1.

"Amnesia" sees Bas linking up with fellow Dreamville artist Ari Lennox and Nigeria's Kiddominant for a head-nodding blend of Afro-house, soca, afrobeats, and sounds from Bahia, Brazil. The uplifting track was produced by DJ Moma.

The beautiful, joy-filled music video for "Amnesia" was made by an all-black creative crew, a press statement mentiosn. It features direction and choreography from Tajana B-Williams and styling from Mazhané Rima- Fleurima and Zarah Elizabeth.

For more, read our in-depth interview with Bas about his Sudanese roots and the African influences on his latest record, Milky Way. "I was born in France & raised in New York but I'm still African," he mentions in that exclusive interview with OkayAfrica.

Watch Bas, Ari Lennox and Kiddominant's new music video for "Amnesia" below.

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Photos: Here's What Went Down at the Labor Day Edition of Everyday Afrique

The diaspora showed out for the last Everyday Afrique party of the year.

Everyday People, OkayAfrica and Electrafrique, teamed up one again this past Labor Day for an Everyday Afrique party like no other.

The action took place at The Well in Brooklyn, where some of the city's best dressed came through to party to tunes from the likes of DJ Moma, DJ Tunez, DJ Cortega, Rich Knight, Boston Chery and DJ Buka, who all kept the energy on high throughout the day.

During the festivities, Afrodance NYC performed a special tribute to the late DJ Arafat during DJ Cortega's set, while Boston Chery delivered a standout set that was a tribute to Haiti. There was an epic zanku circle, led by Young Prince and Frankie B Cool delivered on the djembe. None other than DJ Tunez, closed out the night with a standout set that included a run of several of his own hits.

It was a day to remember, but if you weren't there for the action, don't fret. Check out what went down at the Labor Day edition of Everyday Afrique via the photo recap below with images from Kadeem Johnson and Elliott Ashby.

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The 13-track album features the likes of Burna Boy, who joins the artist on the upbeat track "Play Play," as well as buzzing Jamaican artist Koffee who appears on the track "Repeat," one of the album's clear standouts.

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