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NYC: Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew X Talib Kweli X J. Pinder Live At LPR [5/28]


Our boys Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew will be opening for half-a-Black Star emcee Talib Kweli this Monday. Anto over at OKP sheds the details, grab your tickets now:

Perhaps in an attempt to honor the world's prisoners of conscience, Talib Kweli has chosen this Memorial Day as the starting point of his Prisoner of Conscious tour. Okayplayer is proud to join with Fusicology, Move Forward Music and Blacksmith in bringing you this momentous event, even as we stand by for an official release date for this much-anticipated album. Kweli will be joined by Seattle wordsmith J. Pinder, as well as okayafrica favorites Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew. Click here to buy your tickets for the show at Le Poisson Rouge on May 28. Tour dates below.

5/28 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge

5/30 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

5/31 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

6/1 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy

6/2 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig

6/3 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

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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