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Introducing Okayafrica DC!

Okayafrica's first party in D.C. featuring DJs Underdog, Native Sun, Kimozaki, Nykoskiie, and Drew Cool. December 5th, 2012.


DC! In the name of promoting the latest music and culture coming from Africa and the diaspora, Okayafrica is launching its first party in Washington, D.C. this Wednesday, December 5th. Resident spinner DJ Underdog will provide sounds that are mind-wide and foot-friendly, while DJs Native Sun, Kimozaki, Nykoskiie and Drew Cool accompany the mood of the night. Anything is fair game, but you will probably hear some afrobeat, tribal house, kwaito, kuduro, South African house, zouk, soukous, coupe decale and hiplife. No pretensions, no commercial radio nonsense, and no laptops allowed. Learn more about Okayafrica Wednesdays by following our Facebook and Twitter. See all info in the flyer below.

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