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Femi Kuti Live In New York City

Photographer Craig Carpenter captures the magic at afrobeat torchbearer Femi Kuti's two back-to-back shows at Brooklyn Bowl.

Femi Kuti and his band the Positive Force held it down this week at Brooklyn Bowl for two back-to-back shows that sublimely showcased his modern interpretation of Fela's classic afrobeat sound. Okayafrica sent photographer Craig Carpenter to capture the magic on stage and behind-the-scenes as Femi and his group prepared to hypnotize the New York City crowd with their electric blend of saxophone melodies, guitars, blazing percussion and alluring dance moves. Scroll through our photo gallery from Femi Kuti's shows at Brooklyn Bowl above.


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American DJ Megan Ryte Accused of Stealing Beats from South African DJ Lag

South African Black Twitter has accused Megan Ryte of being a 'culture vulture' after releasing her new song 'Culture' featuring will.i.am and A$AP Ferg. South Africans claim 'Culture' has an uncanny similarity to DJ Lag's 'Ice drop'.

American DJ Megan Ryte has been accused of stealing beats from prominent South African gqom artist, DJ Lag, according to IOL. This comes after Ryte released her new song "Culture" featuring will.i.am and A$AP Ferg. Accusations gained traction this past Wednesday after many South African fans compared "Culture" to DJ Lag's "Ice drop" which was released in 2016 from his self-titled EP. Many more have also remarked on the apparent similarities in the music video as well and going on to further accuse Ryte of not only stealing the song's beat but also the video concept itself. DJ Lag responded to Ryte's "Culture" Twitter post with his "Ice Drop" music video which was released back in 2017.

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