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Okayafrica Presents Afrobeat x Afrobeats with Davido and Antibalas at Lincoln Center Out of Doors July 29th!

Okayafrica's Afrobeat x Afrobeats brings you the mashup of the summer with Davido + Antibalas at Lincoln Center Out of Doors July 29th!

Join Okayafrica as we transport Lincoln Center Out of Doors to Nigeria—where Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat will meet the contemporary Naija pop music “afrobeats” in a progressive and wholly immersive musical conversation—live, and on stage.


On Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., America’s number one afrobeat band, Antibalas will collaborate with international superstar, the Lagos ­based afrobeats sensation, Davido, at one of the country’s longest running free outdoor summer festivals.

The two will trade ­off Fela Kuti songs, Davido’s original hits, and more, in an explosive musical mash­up of live instrumentation, Fela dancers, and the latest smash hits fresh from Nigerian dance floors.

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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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