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Photo Recap: Okayafrica Presents The Very Best


Arms went up and floors were shook at Gramercy Theater last night during our Okayafrica Presents: The Very Best showcase. DJ Chief Boima kicked off the party with topical bass on the decks, then Sierra Leone's Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew brought a full-band assault, UK-based Nigerian/Kenyan Seye delivered a solo guitar set and The Very Best had every limb in the vicinity flailing to their electro-infused diaspora tunes. Seye and The Very Best will continue to throw dance parties across the United States this summer. Check their remaining tour dates here. Read an in-depth review of our showcase at Ignite the Sound here, and see photos from the showcase, shot by Emmanuelle Saliba and Dominique Taylor, below.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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