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Okayafrica Presents Femi Kuti & The Positive Force for a Night of Afrobeat at Brooklyn Bowl

Femi Kuti will be hosting a summer night of afrobeat at Brooklyn Bowl on July 27 with Subatomic Sound System and dj.henri.

The legendary Femi Kuti will be hosting a midsummer's night of afrobeat at Brooklyn Bowl on July 27, alongside his group The Positive Force.


Femi, whose music continues the legacy of his father Fela Kuti’s highly-energetic and politically outspoken afrobeat, will be joined on the night by NYC electronic dub-reggae outfit Subatomic Sound System and dj.henri of Radio Africa Online.

To see the magic of a Femi Kuti show, revisit our photo gallery from his two night residency at Brooklyn Bowl last year, in which Femi hypnotized his NYC crowd.

Grab your tickets to Femi Kuti & The Positive Force at Brooklyn Bowl on July 27.

ENTER TO WIN 2 VIP TICKETS TO THE SHOW underneath! Winners have been announced, check your e-mails!

See the full details on the upcoming show here and in the flyer below. Plus, watch our Okayafrica TV video Femi Kuti: Why My Father Wouldn't Tweet underneath.

 

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How You Can Help Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

We round up some ways you can support the movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

Widespread protests against Nigeria's notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are becoming more of a revolution. The movement is an outcry from youths demanding a general reform of the country, majorly characterized by poor governance, with a focus on the harassment and assaults committed by SARS. The movement has been raging through the city of Lagos for the past three weeks, as protesters home and abroad have taken to the streets in masses to express their keen dissatisfaction.

Hashtags like #EndSARS, #EndPoliceBrutality, and #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria have brandished across all social media platforms to amplify the voices of the youth people fighting back. These hashtags have, in turn, gained traction with the help of celebrities like singers Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Beyoncé, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and many others. Nigerian stars, Falz, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and many more also joined in the movement, as many of them took to the streets with placards.

To date, the peacefully protesting Nigerians' needs have not been met. With said needs not being satisfied as they demand justice for lives lost due to the brutal and corrupt practices of police officers.

We have rounded up some ways you can support this movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

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