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Okayafrica Soundclash w/ BLK JKS, Just A Band, Sinkane, The Happy Show & Chief Boima At BK's Bizarre!

Heineken Presents: Okayafrica Soundclash Friday, October 4th at Bizarre in Brooklyn, feautring BLK JKS, Just A Band, Sinkane, Gazelle and Chief Boima!


OK fam, we're throwing a little post-post African explosion of sound and vision, taste and smell, body and soul. The homies BLKJKSSNDSYSTM (Mpumi from BLK JKS), Blinky Bill (from Just A Band), Sinkane, The Happy Show aka Gazelle, and Chief Boima have plans to drop rare kwaito, afrobeat and deep funk punk cuts, sprinkled with salty bloody alt dance numbers from the continent and all over the diaspora, remixed and re-imagined. With the who's who in the works it's bound to be hot and heavy, trippy even. Come get down, turnt out, whatever you're about, let it loose with us! FREE HEINEKEN OPEN BAR — 8pm until 9pm (or until we run out — we've got 10 cases of FREE beer to give away!)

>>>FREE WITH RSVP HERE

Friday, October 4th

8pm-4am

Heineken Presents: Okayafrica Soundclash

Featuring the people who brought you the term "Afro Futurist," BLK JKS, with the next stage of the MOVEMENT:

BLKJKSSNDSYSTM (Mpumi from BLK JKS, straight from South Africa)

Blinky Bill (from Just A Band, fresh from Kenya)

Sinkane (Sudan)

The Happy Show (South Africa)

Chief Boima (Sierra Leone)

Bizarre

12 Jefferson St. Brooklyn, NY 11206

(Myrtle Ave. J, M train)

*graphic design by Richard Chinchilla

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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