Celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of #OKAYAFRICADC This Week!

#OKAYAFRICADC, our party in the heart of Washington, D.C. is turning five years-old this week.

It's crazy to think that #OKAYAFRICADC, our party in the heart of Washington, D.C. is turning five years-old this week.

Hosted and ran by DJ Underdog, the #OKAYAFRICADC parties have been regularly bring the sounds of afrobeats, kwaito, kuduro, South African house, zouk, soukous, coupé-décalé, hiplife, and much more to D.C.'s Tropicalia.

This Wednesday (11/23), join DJ Underdog, DJ Native Sun, Jahsonic and host Dada Roots for a landmark birthday celebration. Doors open at 10PM and the party goes on 'til 4AM.

To get your mind ready, check out Underdog and ArtNoir's recent mixtape collaboration Joburg Soundscapes above.

We wanna see you all there!

Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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