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Okayafrica + The Ace Hotel Party Down @ Coachella


Yes yes ya'll, we will be baking ourselves in the desert, watching siiiiiicccccck live acts, lounging poolside AND hosting a party at the Ace Hotel as part of the Ace's Desert Gold: Roadside Attraction party series during Coachella (have you seen the m-f lineup?! hooo-laaa-hooops!).

Hosted by the feverishly on fiaah Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 ("best show of SXSW" is what we hear) who will be performing at Coachella proper on Sunday, Okayafrica's Saturday night banger will bring the seething sounds and psychedelic grooves from DJs Chief Boima (Sierra Leone in the haus!) and Sinkane (wassup, Sudan!) to resonate across the desert landscape. And check the afro-futurist vids from Kenya's Just A Band. Free rolling papers provided c/o Seun. Thanks dude!

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

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