Events

Okayafrica Presents Shabazz Palaces At Music Hall Of Williamsburg [8/5]

Shabazz Palaces are touching down in Brooklyn's Music Hall Of Williamsburg on August 5 for an 'Okayafrica Presents' show with Eaters.


Okayafrica is excited to present Shabazz Palaces, the experimental hip-hop outfit comprised of Ishmael Butler (aka Palaceer Lazaro) and Zimbabwe’s Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire, at New York City's Music Hall Of Williamsburg on August 5. The Seattle-based group's Brooklyn show will one of  the last stops on their extensive North American and European tour in support of last year’s Lese Majesty, an LP which boasted the standout singles "They Come In Gold,"  "#CAKE" and "Forerunner Foray." Shabazz Palaces will be supported by the Brooklyn-based electronic duo Eaters. We'll be giving away a pair of tickets (Contest is closed. Winners have been contacted) to the show, to enter simply sign up at the form below. Regular tickets are $17 advance/$19 day of show. Watch Shabazz Palaces' video for "Forerunner Foray" below to get a taste of the night's sounds.

>>>Buy Tickets To Shabazz Palaces At Music Hall Of Williamsburg [8/5]

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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