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NYC: Dragons Of Zynth x Denitia & Sene At Highline Ballroom

Catch Ghanaian twins Aku and Akwetey's group Dragons of Zynth live at Highline Ballroom with denitia & sene.


Dragons of Zynth, the NYC indie/psych rock outfit fronted by Ghanaian twin brothers Aku and Akwetey, are prepping the follow-up to 2007's Coronation Thieves, which featured the likes of Karen O and David Byrne and was produced by TV On The Radio's David Sitek. Why's it taken them so long to record a followup? Well, among other things, they've been touring the world playing backup for Santigold and acting in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. DOZ will be playing their first show of the year at Highline Ballroom this coming Wednesday, Feb. 19 alongside Okayplayer favorites denitia & sene. Don't sleep on the show — all info in the flyer below— and while you wait, stream an unreleased DOZ track "Kim." Grab tickets here.

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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