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It Snows In Africa! - The Okayafrica Holiday Sweatshirt Available Now

The Okayafrica Holiday Sweatshirt is available now in purple, red, and black in the Okayafrica Shop.


Last year Okayplayer let loose a perfect shopping tsunami with the sale of The Roots Holiday Sweat(er)shirt. Inspired by their success, this year we decided to introduce our own take on Uncle Ray Ray's Ugly Holiday Sweater (you know, that one you hate to love and love to hate– but know you want). Flipping the script, the Okayafrica Holiday Sweatshirt is decked out with a faux-stiched Continent, adorned with giraffes instead of reindeer, palm trees instead of Christmas trees, and snow – yes, it snows in Africa, sheesh! Sweatshirts are mid-weight, super-soft fleece pullovers in red, black, and a perfect heather purple, and are excellent gifts for any holiday you dare to celebrate. Get your's today while supplies last! And speaking of new items, the Okayplayer Shop just launched its 2014 Year-End Collection, which includes our new favorite 5 panel hat, the Kente Cloth Custom Brim Snapback. Nearly all of the products are very limited in quantity and on sale NOW at shop.okayplayer.com. Check out the behind-the-scenes video from our photo shoot below.

>>>Get Your Okayafrica Holiday Sweatshirt From The Okayafrica Shop

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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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