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Okayafrica Electrafrique + Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars At Celebrate Brooklyn!

May 22nd Okayafrica Electrafrique heads outdoors with Chief Boima and DJ Underdog and Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars for Celebrate Brooklyn! at Brooklyn Bridge Park!


The event has been moved from Pier 1 to its rain location under the canopy of Pier 2

Earlier this year we teamed up with Nairobi's Electrafrique to introduce NYC's new dance party held the second Saturday of every month at the 303 at Louie and Chan. We're excited to announce we're taking Okayafrica Electrafrique outdoors with DJ Underdog and Chief Boima as a part of this summer's BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Party series at Brooklyn Bridge Park. In a special Thursday night edition of Electrafrique, #OKAYAFRICADC/Electrafrique resident behind the decks Underdog and Okayafrica regular Sierra Leone's DJ Chief Boima are set to kick the night off on the 1s and 2s before Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars take the stage on the heels of releasing their fourth studio album, Libation. Find out more details on the event below.

>>>Okayafrica Electrafrique + Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars At Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Parties At Brooklyn Bridge Park

Thursday, May 22nd

7:00 PM

Celebrate Brooklyn! at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pier 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park Under the canopy of Pier 2

Brooklyn, NY 11201

FREE!

Join BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! for their two other dance parties at Brooklyn Bridge Park with Balkan Beat Box and Cibo Matto!

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The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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