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Saluting The Black President Fela Kuti in London w/ Ginger Baker & Tony Allen!

Fela Kuti lives on at the upcoming London tribute concert with Ginger Baker, Tony Allen and more!


Fela Kuti lives! Knitting Factory Records and London concert promoters AGMP have put together an incredible roster of artists for the upcoming Saluting The Black President FELA KUTI concert. The show will feature a slew of legendary musicians Fela worked with as well a batch of artsits that simply wanted to express their respect — the lineup includes Cream/Blind Faith drummer and Fela collaborator Ginger Baker (drummer and Fela collaborator), afrobeat percussion pioneer and Fela's drummer Tony Allen, Fela's keyboardist Dele Sosimi, plus a crop of Fela-inspired young guns like Afrikan Boy and Blak Twang.

All the performers will offer their interpretations of Fela songs and will collectively contribute to a special night aided by the backing grooves of Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra. The show goes down Friday, May 17 at the venue 229. Join the party on the facebook event and GRAB TICKETS now! For some inspiration check out KFR's recent The Best of the Black President 2 compilation and this recently unearthed footage of Fela performing live in Paris, 1984 (below). See all additional info in the flyer above and check out details on the Paris show in the flyer below!

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Photos: Here's What Happened at Daily Paper & Free the Youth's Design Talk for Accra's Young Creatives

Founders of the popular brands discussed all things African streetwear in a conversation facilitated by OkayAfrica and moderator Amarachi Nwosu.

Last week, Amsterdam-based, African-owned streetwear brand Daily Paper and Ghanaian streetwear label Free the Youth held a talk for young creatives at the Mhoseenu design studio in Accra, Ghana.

Moderated by Melanin Unscripted creator Amarachi Nwosu and presented in partnership with OkayAfrica, the design-based conversation explored everything from sustainable practices in manufacturing, to the overall evolution of streetwear globally. The founders of Free the Youth, which was been called Ghana's number one streetwear brand, expanded on how they've been able to build their audience, and shared details about their community-based initiatives.

They event, which took place at the Daily Paper Pop-up Store in Accra last Friday, drew a fashionable and creative-minded crowd ready to partake in a design discussion between West Africa and Europe.

Check out some of the action that took place at the Daily Paper x FYT event below, with photos by Abena Boamah.

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14 Cultural Events You Can't Miss this December in South Africa

OkayAfrica's guide to must-see events during South Africa's festive season.

South Africans will tell you that December is not just a month, it's an entire lifestyle. From beginning to end, it's about being immersed in a ton of activity with friends and family as well as any new folk you meet along the way. Whether you're looking to turn up to some good music or watch some provocative theater, our guide to just 14 cultural events happening in South Africa this December, has something for everyone.

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Stogie T’s Visuals for ‘Love & War’ Use Contrasting Colors to Explore the Complexity of Heroism

Stogie T shares polarizing visuals for 'Love & War.'

A few months ago, Stogie T highlighted the song "Love & War" as a single from his latest EP The Empire of Sheep, released in November 2019. After releasing a deluxe version of the project last week, today the south African emcee shares a music video for "Love & War," which features the emerging vocalist Lucille Slade.

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Black Coffee’s ‘Africa Is Not A Jungle’ Showcase Lockdown Edition Will be Hosted Online Every Week

Black Coffee's 'Africa Is Not A Jungle' showcase goes online amid the lockdown.

With festivals, concerts and events around the world having been postponed and cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Black Coffee's company Soulistic Agency will be presenting a Lockdown edition of Africa Is Not A Jungle. A Is Not A Jungle is the South African house music superstar's tour which had dates across South Africa and other parts of the continent—Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola and Uganda. The tour was put on hold in March soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa banned social gatherings of more than 100 people.

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