A Look Into Oakland's Scene

Okayafrica contributor Candi Martinez runs down a a look into Oakland's scene.

“SKIN” Worldwide

“SKIN” launched in the Fall of 2013 and has since become one of Oakland's premiere parties. Dedicated to celebrating the sounds of the African and Latin diasporas, “SKIN” hosts resident DJs Cecil, Diaztek, Son of Son and Emancipacion alongside djembefolas Vincent Perrault and Ricky Carter. Whether “SKIN” is on a Saturday evening, or outdoors on a Sunday afternoon, expect performances by special guest DJs, drum and dance ensembles, offerings from local chefs and artisan vendors, dance classes, live visual art and exhibits, and of course, the very best in Kudoro, Zouk, Souksous, Highlife, Semba, Azonto, South African House, Soca, Afro-Beat, Hip-Life and more! Listen to SKIN co-founder DJ Cecil's latest mix below.

Catch "SKIN” at Parliament, 811 Washington St., on Saturday, March 29th!

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