DC: Lunchbox Theory Presents - Afrobeat 4 Ya Soul

Washington DC get ready - Lunchbox Theory presents Afrobeat 4 Ya Soul featuring Blitz the Ambassador, L4 and DJ Underdog live at Liv Nightclub on September 30th! And if those artists aren't enough for you, there is free face painting as well - get your Fela Queen on. Doors at 8pm. $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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