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Attention NYC: Don't Miss The Last EVERYDAY AFRIQUE Party of the Year

Join us on Sunday, October 1 for the last EVERYDAY AFRIQUE party of the season.

Summer's over, but that doesn't mean the party has to stop.

Join us on Sunday, October 1 from 3 PM to 10 PM for our last EVERYDAY AFRIQUE party of the year, hosted in collaboration with Everyday People. Get out there in your flyest warm-weather threads while you still can!

It's all going down at Output in Brooklyn. Meet us at the rooftop and expect dope tunes, drinks, and infectious vibes as usual.

You can purchase tickets to the event now—might as well come through and close out the summer with a bang.

 

 

 

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The artist performed a 5-song medley, backed by a full band and four talented backup singers. The artist was also joined at the desk by his wife Fats Nwigwe and their seven-week old daughter.

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The 19-track album, which includes features from Angelique Kidjo, Damian Marley, Future, M.anifest, Jorja Smith, Jeremih and more, sees the buzzing Nigerian star delivering several addictive shades of his signature afro-fusion sound as he blends in influences from afrobeat, dancehall, hip-hop, RnB and more.

Listeners have also been spotting some of the many samples and interpolations used across African Giant and now, Sample Chief, a platform for African music knowledge, has put them all together in video form.

Read: Sample Chief Selects 5 of Their Favorite Samples

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Check them all out below courtesy of Sample Chief.

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