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.

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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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Wizkid, Tems, Black Coffee & More Nominated For 2022 Grammy Awards

See the full list of African artists honored during Tuesday's nomination ceremony.

Next year's Grammy nominations are in and Africa showed up and out!

The 64th annual Grammy music awards are on the horizon, and Tuesday's nomination ceremony covered a lot of ground within the music industry. Not surprisingly, Wizkid's Made In Lagos (Deluxe) received a nod for Best Global Music album, with the stellar and globally adorned track "Essence" featuring Nigeria's Tems being nominated for Best Global Music Performance. Nigerian favorites Femi and Made Kuti's joint project Legacy+ received a nomination under the Best Global Music Album category.

Other notable nods include; Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo's collaboration with Nigerian powerhouse Burna Boy, as well her performance with American cellist Yo-Yo Ma received under the Global Music Performance category. South Africa's Black Coffee's album Subconsciously made its mark within the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category with his own nomination, and Ghanaian artist Rocky Dawuni under Best Global Music Album.

The music ceremony will be hosted in Los Angeles, US on January 31 2022 and we're excited to see who snags the highly coveted awards during next year's ceremony. In the meantime, let us know on Twitter who you're excited to see perform.

Keep scrolling to see the full list of African artists nominated for next year's Grammy award ceremony.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

Best Global Music Performance

"Mohabbat," Arooj Aftab

"Do Yourself," Angelique Kidjo and Burna Boy

"Pà Pá Pà," Femi Kuti

"Blewu," Yo-Yo Ma and Angelique Kidjo

"Essence," Wizkid featuring Tems

Best Global Music Album

"Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1," Rocky Dawuni

"East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho and Friends Live in Concert," Daniel Ho and Friends

"Mother Nature," Angelique Kidjo

"Legacy +," Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

"Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition," Wizkid

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

"Subconsciously," Black Coffee

"Fallen Embers," Illenium

"Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded)," Major Lazer

"Shockwave," Marshmello

"Free Love," Sylvan Esso

"Judgement," Ten City

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