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OkayAfrica Presents 'Riddim & Beats' with D'banj, Sister Nancy and The Compozers at Lincoln Center Out of Doors

OkayAfrica brings you the ultimate mashup of the summer with Riddim & Beats at Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

NEW YORK CITY—After having a blast last July at Lincoln Center Out of Doors with Davido and Antibalas, we're back again with another free show that will shut New York City down.


On Thursday, August 10, OkayAfrica presents Riddim & Beats, where we fill Damrosch Park with the funk of West African beats and the rhythms of Caribbean carnival. Nigeria's Kokomaster D'banj and Jamaican-born reggae star of the '80s Sister Nancy join forces to summon the essential elements of carnival culture—music, costume, and dance—alongside eclectic London afrobeats band, The Compozers. Live dancers turn the stage into a vivid, colorful mash-up of African and Caribbean cultures in the heart of New York City.

Click here to RSVP, and look back at our recap of last year's Lincoln Center Out of Doors show below.

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The 10 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Wizkid, Alicia Keys x Diamond Platnumz, Manu WorldStar, Maya Amolo, La Dame Blanche and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here, Apple Music here and YouTube Music here

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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