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Africa In Your Earbuds LIVE! The Sudan Edition 6.28 @ The Ace NYC


This week our  Africa In Your Earbuds LIVE! series continues with a verrrrry special Sudan edition! Sudan's own DJ MoMA and Sinkane will rock the decks while we lounge and chillllllll on the couches and sneak in a dance (f'ing cabaret laws). We'll drink another toast in honor of South Sudan's independence, and show our unity with some ancient traditions (drinking). Once again the event is FREE, no list needed.

Come play our new #afrilibs game (get it Africa + Mad Libs, duhhh). Our best one from last week? "No matter how you fix a chimpanzee's computer, it's still pretentious."

For a taste of what you'll hear, check out our Africa In Your Earbuds mixtapes from featured spinners Sinkane, Chief Boima, Lamin Fofana, and DJ MOMA. Make sure you get on our mailing list to receive alerts for when the next tapes ones drop. Browse our full AIYE list and see the official flyer for all details below. Hope to see ya'll tomorrow! And next week! And the week after that!

AIYE Mixtapes: ALEC LOMAMIDJ MOMA, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICAPETITE NOIROLUGBENGA, RICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANNDJ UNDERDOGDJ OBAHSABINEBROTHA ONACIDJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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