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Okayplayer & Okayafrica Present Ibeyi, DJ Spoko & Fever Trails At SXSW 2015

Ibeyi, DJ Spoko, Fever Trails THEESatisfaction and many more will perform at the Okayplayer & Okayafrica SXSW 2015 official showcase


Okayafrica is proud to be teaming up with our channel partners Okayplayer for an official SXSW showcase night on March 21. The show, which will close out the 3-part Okayplayer House series, will feature a performance from French-Cuban twin sisters Ibeyi, the duo of Naomi & Lisa-Kaindé Díaz whose hypnotic blend of Yoruba influences, downtempo hip-hop & electronic sounds just got its XL Records debut. The sounds of the night will be held down by South African bacardi house pioneer (and Fantasma member) DJ Spoko and Cape Town producer Fever Trails on the decks in between acts. Highlights also include sets from Seattle experimental hip-hop/R&B duo THEESatisfaction, BADBADNOTGOOD, Hiatus Kaiyote, and more!

The 3-night Okayplayer House showcase series— presented alongside Okayfuture, global beat collective Soulection, and Serato — will also feature performances by Salva, Brenmar, Goldlink, ESTA, and IAMNOBODI. You can check out the full artist line-up and enter to win some Serato gear over at Okayplayer. The Okayplayer & Okayafrica SXSW Official Showcase will take place March 21 at Bungalow. Watch Ibeyi's video for "Ghosts" and stream DJ Spoko's Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape below for a sonic preview.

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