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OkayAfrica's Weekend Guide: EVERYDAY AFRIQUE, The Thrift Social and More

There’s a deluge of cool events happening across Africa and the diaspora this weekend and OkayAfrica’s weekend guide is where you’ll find them.

There’s a deluge of cool events happening across Africa and the diaspora this weekend and OkayAfrica’s weekend guide is where you’ll find them.


BROOKLYN—Join OkayAfrica, Everyday People and Electrafrique for the annual Fourth of July edition of EVERYDAY AFRIQUE. The rooftop party will be held at Output in Brooklyn. Tunes will be spun by DJ mOma, DJ Underdog, DJ Moniki, Kashaka, and DJ Rich Knight. Purchase tickets here.

NAIROBI—A special edition of 2 Many Siblings' Thrift Social will be held this Saturday, July 1 at The Alchemist, Westlands. 'Future Trends" featuring African Digital Art's Jepchumba and the British Council, will focus on "sustainable fashion, upcycling, architecture and tech." Check out the event flyer below.

BROOKLYN—The Internationl African Arts Festival is holding a Dance Workshop this Saturday and Sunday at 50 Navy Street. Learn dances from Congo, Ivory Coast and more. Check here for more information.

WASHINGTON D.C.—The Jollof Festival, hosted by Ankara Bazaar, takes places on Sunday, July 2. Jollof rice from Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Ghana and elsewhere will be served. There will be a blind jollof taste test during the event, and other tasty African snacks and dishes will be served as well. Purchase tickets here.

LONDON—Afro-Caribbean restaurant Jamma Rekk, which we listed as one of the best in London, will introduce a new weekly market starting this Saturday, July 1. There will be several dishes on sale and music provided by local DJs. Register for the event, here.

ACCRA—The "African Changemakers Summit" is going down this Saturday, July 1 at Impact Hub in Accra. The purpose of the conference is "to celebrate and highlight the achievements of young changemakers across Ghana." Admission is free, but space is limited. You can RSVP for the event, here.

DURBAN—The "I Heart Market" returns to Moses Mabhida Stadium this Saturday. Get the best in local foods, handmade goods, collectables and more from a variety of street vendors. Check here for more information on the monthly event.

What to Listen to:

For a playlist of the best songs that came across our desk this week, check out OkayAfrica’s Weekend Playlist, featuring tracks from Kendrick Lamar, Davido, Reason and more. You can stream our full playlist below, via Spotify and Apple Music.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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