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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Live At Artisphere

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars hit the DMV area this Friday May 2 at Artisphere.


Fresh off the release of their fourth studio album Libation, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are set to touch down at Artisphere in Arlington, VA this Friday May 2 alongside DC-based afropop outfit Elikeh. The Refugee All-Stars will be bringing their heartwarming blend of highlife, reggae and subtle Afro-Latin rhythms to the greater Washington, DC area as a stop in their expansive North American & European tour. Grab a free download of Libation single “Gbaenyama” and don't miss out on this one DMV! All info on the show below.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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