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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

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