#OKAYAFRICADC 1 Year Anniversary Party

#OKAYAFRICADC celebrates its 1 year anniversary on December 18th at Tropicalia with DJs Underdog and Jahsonic.

It's been a full year of #OKAYAFRICADC and the vibes have been the truth! From all parts of the diaspora, the monthly series has been DC's most consistent African party, delivering Kwaito, Hiplife, Kuduro, South African House, Zouk, Soukous, Coupe Decale and, of course, Azonto, to a hungry city. Since its inception, there’s been a deep demand to keep it going– and so, in the name of promoting the latest music and culture coming from the diaspora, #OKAYAFRICADC continues its wave of mind-wide, foot friendly parties in the nation’s capital. On Wednesday, December 18th, DJs Underdog and Jahsonic will grace the decks at Tropicalia– no pretentiousness, no commercial radio nonsense, and no drama. Bring a towel and dancing shoes and join the event on facebook!


Wed. Dec. 18th // Doors open at 10PM

Featuring a performance by: Farafina Kan drum collective




This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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