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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.

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