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#OKAYAFRICADC Soca Vs. Afrobeat Special!

#OKAYAFRICADC Soca Vs. Afrobeat Special with DJ Underdog and Spyda the DJ hits Tropicalia this Wednesday, May 28th.


DC’s number one diaspora dance party delivered its first soundclash in April and it was a hit! Now the celebration continues this Wednesday, May 28th, with “Soca Vs. Afrobeat Pt. 2." Almost two years deep, #OKAYAFRICADC has been the foundation for the African music diaspora in the nation’s capital! Joining forces on the 1s and 2s is Okayafrica’s apostle/resident DJ Underdog joined by special guest DC's #1 Caribbean DJ, Spyda The DJ, who has a slew of surprise mashups and remixes up his sleeve. Anything is fair game, but you will probably hear some Soca, Samba, Mzansi, Tribal house, Kwaito, Kuduro, South African House, Zouk, Soukous, Azonto, Kukere, Coupe Decale and Hiplife. No pretensions, no commercial radio nonsense, and no wallflowers ever. Sweat, release and let go!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

#OKAYAFRICADC Soca Vs. Afrobeat Special!

With DJ Underdog & Spyda The DJ

Hosted by Dada

Club Tropicalia

2001 14th Street N.W.

Washington, DC

Doors 9pm

$5

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

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A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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