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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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Head over to our Facebook event page here and spread the word!

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Interview

Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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