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'DC Afrobeat Arts Festival: Fela!' With Rich Medina & DJ Underdog

Okayafrica's DJ Underdog presents 'DC Afrobeat Arts Festival: Fela!,' an all-night music/arts/dance celebration of Fela Kuti's 76th birthday.


In honor of the late, great afrobeat founder Fela Kuti, Okayafrica's go-to spinner DJ Underdog is presenting DC Afrobeat Arts Festival: Fela!, a one-night celebration featuring veteran selector and Jump N Funk founder Rich Medina. The all night-event will take place on Fela's birthday, October 15th, at Liv Nightclub in the nation's capital. It'll be hosted by jazz singer/composer Akua Allrich and will also feature DC-based acts such as afro-jazz band Eme & Heteru, percussion orchestra Farafina Kan, Jahsonic, and more to be announced.  Check below for all the additional info.

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DC Afrobeat Arts Festival: Fela!

Featuring Rich Medina, DJ Underdog, Eme & Heteru, Farafina Kan, Jahsonic + more TBA.

@Liv Nightclub (2001 11th St NW)

7:30 PM - 2:00 AM

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Join Us at Lot 45 For a Night of Music With DJs YB, AQ, & EPM

Come to An OkayAfrica Party.

Join us for a special night of culture and sounds curated and hosted by OkayAfrica at Lot 45 in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

An OkayAfrica Party will feature the sounds of standout afrobeat selector DJ YB, NYC-based South African-Guinean DJ AQ and EPM.

See you there!

RSVP HERE FOR FREE ENTRY BEFORE 11PM

Photo: Tiph / @nerdscarf

An OkayAfrica Party

DJs: DJ YB, AQ, EPM

July 19 at Lot 45

10pm - 4am

Free before 11pm with RSVP

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