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Harlem’s Sweet Spot Festival With Okayafrica Electrafrique ft. DJ Underdog & Native Sun Plus Rich Medina!

Join Okayafrica at the fifth-year anniversary of Harlem’s Sweet Spot Festival with Rich Medina, DJ Underdog, Native Sun and more.

Artwork: Underdog


Harlem’s Sweet Spot Festival is celebrating its fifth-year anniversary this month with an all-day kick-off event on May 21st. Free and family-friendly, the event is a community affair intended to bring Harlem's diverse people and cultures together to celebrate its rich historical legacy. It’s sure to be a great day of music, dance, food, yoga, kids art workshops, outdoor picnicking and more.

We're excited to bring Okayafrica Electrafrique to Sweet Spot this month. The all-day event will feature sets by DJ Underdog and Native Sun, as well as Philly's finest, Rich Medina.

The Sweet Spot Festival goes down May 21, 2-9pm at the West Harlem Pier (125th Street & West Side). Find out more details by heading to the festival’s official website.

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Photo by Elliott Ashby

Photos: Here's What Went Down at the Labor Day Edition of Everyday Afrique

The diaspora showed out for the last Everyday Afrique party of the year.

Everyday People, OkayAfrica and Electrafrique, teamed up one again this past Labor Day for an Everyday Afrique party like no other.

The action took place at The Well in Brooklyn, where some of the city's best dressed came through to party to tunes from the likes of DJ Moma, DJ Tunez, DJ Cortega, Rich Knight, Boston Chery and DJ Buka, who all kept the energy on high throughout the day.

During the festivities, Afrodance NYC performed a special tribute to the late DJ Arafat during DJ Cortega's set, while Boston Chery delivered a standout set that was a tribute to Haiti. There was an epic zanku circle, led by Young Prince and Frankie B Cool delivered on the djembe. None other than DJ Tunez, closed out the night with a standout set that included a run of several of his own hits.

It was a day to remember, but if you weren't there for the action, don't fret. Check out what went down at the Labor Day edition of Everyday Afrique via the photo recap below with images from Kadeem Johnson and Elliott Ashby.

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Everyday Afrique Is Back For a Fourth of July Party in NYC!

Join us at The Well for a night featuring music from GuiltyBeatz, DJ Moma and more.

OkayAfrica, Everyday People, and Electrafrique's EVERYDAY AFRIQUE party is easily one of the best places to be during summer in New York City.

We're hosting our annual fourth of July bash this year for another installment of the party that brings out the city's finest. This July 4 we're taking EVERYDAY AFRIQUE to a new location at The Well in Brooklyn, where you can dance and drink the day & night away across the venue's outdoor and indoor spaces.

GRAB TICKETS TO EVERY AFRIQUE'S FOURTH OF JULY PARTY HERE

Music will be handled by star Ghanaian producer GuiltyBeatz, Everyday People's DJ Moma, Electrafrique's Cortega, Akio, Rich Knight, Silent Addy and AQ.

The night is hosted by Young Prince, Saada, Roble, Sinat, Giselle, Tropical Jwan, Shernita & Maine.

All details in the flyer below and grab your tickets here.

See you on the dance floor!

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Meet the Senegalese Designer Making Math Chic

Diarra Bousso uses algorithms to create designs for her line DIARRABLU.

Who knew that math and fashion could work together so seamlessly? Apparently Diarra Bousso did, the self-described "Creative Mathematician" and mastermind behind DIARRABLU. The Senegalese serial entrepreneur and multidisciplinary artist left a career of trading on Wall Street to pursue design and it paid off. She has just been awarded a coveted spot as the Designer in Residence at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator for her innovative use of equations and algorithms in her beautiful designs.

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Daniel Kaluuya Is Producing a Live-Action 'Barney' Movie with Mattel

Yes, you read that correctly.

In a move that absolutely no one saw coming, Oscar-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya is set to produce a live-action Barney movie in conjunction with Mattel Films. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the story.

Kaluuya will co-produce the film as part of his 59% production banner, which signed a first-look deal with Paramount back in May. Speaking on his involvement with the project and the impact of Barney & Friends, Kaluuya had this to say: "Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood. We're excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of 'I love you, you love me' can stand the test of time."

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