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Petite Noir, Young Fathers, & Christian Tiger School At Okayplayer's SXSW 2014 Takeover!

Okayplayer's networkwide SXSW 2014 takeover features Okayafrica favorites Petite Noir, Young Fathers, and Christian Tiger School.


South By Southwest is just around the corner (1 week!). And earlier today our partners in blog let loose news of Okayplayer's networkwide SXSW takeover. Beginning next Wednesday, March 12th, OKP hits Austin with a series of four family-wide (OKP, OKA, Okayfuture, & Large Up) parties. We're proud to note that Saturday's event comes especially stacked with Okayafrica featured artists! Joining the likes of Erykah Badu, Thundercat, and Cody Chesnutt at the Okayplayer Official SXSW Showcase are three of our favorites: Scottish / Liberian / Nigerian art-rap trio Young Fathers (who topped our 'Best of 2014' lists with "I Heard" and "Low,"), South Africa's father of noir wave Petite Noir, and Cape Town's psychedelic beatmaking duo Christian Tiger School. The CTS dudes are also set to take the decks Friday night at Okayplayer & Soulection's Official SXSW Showcase along with Sango, Quantic, and more. Scroll on for details on the Saturday (3/15) event and catch up on Africa In Your Earbuds mixes from Petite Noir, Young Fathers, and Christian Tiger School. Stay tuned for our full guide to SXSW 2014...

>>>Head Here For Full Details On Okayplayer's 4-Part Concert Series At SXSW

Okayplayer Official SXSW Showcase

Saturday, March 15th, 8pm – 2am

Bungalow

90 Rainey Street

Austin, TX

DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown AKA Erykah Badu featuring Thundercat

Cody ChesnuTT

SZA

Roman GianArthur

Deep Cotton

Daley

Liam Bailey

THEESatisfaction

Petite Noir

Young Fathers

Sam James

DJ A1

Christian Tiger School

Official SXSW Event, Badge & Wristband Required for Entry

(Limited number of tickets for sale at the door–stay tuned to OKP for giveaways!)

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Watch Focalistic & Vigro Deep’s New Music Video For ‘Ke Star’

The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.

South African artist Focalistic has released a music video to accompany his hit single, "Ke Star" featuring Vigro Deep.

The rising artist continues solidifying his place with his effortless skill of blending his hip-hop roots with a love for amapiano.

South Africans certainly loved it enough to let it into their homes. Social media users quickly began sharing videos of themselves dancing away their lockdown woes to "Ke Star," helping share the track all over the world.

Directed by Steezus in Focalistic's childhood stomping ground, Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 2, the artist mentions: "The video was to try to explain the song in its fullest form and more importantly tell a genuine South African story. We're pushing a movement and there has to be visual representation." He certainly is representing the nation with pride.


Watch the music video for "Ke Star" here.


Focalistic Ke Star (Official Music Video) ft Vigro Deep www.youtube.com

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