#OKAYAFRICADC 'FELA For President!' This Wednesday!

This Wednesday at Tropicalia Okayafrica DC brings you the 'Fela For President' Tribute with DJ Underdog and DJ Baronhawk.

DC fam! This Wednesday the Felabration heads to Tropicalia! Resident spinner DJ Underdog will be joined by DJ Baronhawk (Urban Artistry) in paying respects to our afrobeat father, who would have been turning 75 today. Anything is fair game, but expect more afrobeat than usual since this is a tribute to the one and only Fela Anikulapo Kuti, architect of the dancefloor arts. Best bring a towel. Come early and leave late!


Okayafrica DC // "Fela For President" Tribute!!


Wed October 16, 2013

Doors 9PM


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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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