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NYC - "Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque" Comes To Brooklyn

London's Sofrito crew is celebrating the release of their 'Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque' mix on Strut.

Brooklyn! (Williamsburg to be exact) - London's Sofrito crew is celebrating the release of their Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque mix on Strut this Saturday, March 5th. A fusion of Congolese soukous, Columbian cumbia, West African funk and Caribbean calypso, this loft party is something you don't want to miss. For a taste of what you will be hearing, listen above. Here's another exclusive full song off the album:


Dat Soca Boat - Mighty Shadow

SOFRITO: TROPICAL DISCOTHEQUE

Saturday March 5th @ The Public Assembly Loft (70 N. 6th St, upstairs, Williamsburg)

Turntables On The Hudson Presents: Sofrito w/ Nickodemus

21+ • $10 • 10:00 PM - 4:00 AM

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Former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja Has Died

Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja has reportedly passed away at age 82. The Nigerien government has announced a three-day national mourning period.

ABC News reports that former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja reportedly passed away this past Tuesday. The exact cause of death is unclear but reports indicate that the 82-year-old had been battling age-related illnesses for several years. The former head-of-state succumbed to his illness(s) in a hospital in Niamey, Niger. According to VoA, the Nigerien government officially called for the nation to enter into a three-day mourning period.

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South African Designer Thebe Magugu Becomes International Woolmark Prize Finalist

Multi award-winning South African fashion designer, Thebe Magugu, has been named as one of six finalists in the 2021 International Woolmark Prize.