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NYC: Friday, see Zakee + More @ Public Assembly


This Friday, DamnZun & ZZK present iBomba Rio Arriba Tour 2011.  Expect performances from OKA artist Zakee, representing Senegal, along with others including Chancha Via Circuito, El G, and Navegante.  The night will also feature The Cumba Mela Collective, Atropolis (from Dutty Artz), Thornato and 2Melo. It all goes down at 10pm at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, BK.  For more info check the flyer above, and stay tuned for some new heat coming your way c/o Zakee.

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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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