Events

NYC: Made In Africa Party at Gallery Bar this Thursday 1/27

Made in Africa is the new regular place to be for an International African vibe in Manhattan. Resident DJs Chief Boima and Lamin Fofana have teamed up with promoters Armel, Antonio, and Yorrick to make this the place for African nightlife in New York. The inaugural Made in Africa party is happening Thursday, January 27th at Gallery Bar, located at 120 Orchard St, NYC. In attendance will be special guest Benjamin Lebrave (BBrave) of Akwaaba Music. Check out the event page for more info and to RSVP.


Interview

Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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