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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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Adekunle Gold. Image courtesy of the artist.

Here's the Schedule For the 3-Night SXSW 'Africa To The World' Showcase

Featuring Moonchild Sanelly, Stonebwoy, Adekunle Gold, Efya, Anatii, Victoria Kimani, Major League DJz and many more.

The massive SXSW showcase, Africa To The World, will be going down in Austin, Texas this week, presented by Digiwaxx and Bavent Street Live with media partner OkayAfrica.

The showcase will be bringing African music to SXSW like it's never been done before by presenting 30 African artists over three nights at the Highland Lounge.

The performances, taking place March 14-16, will feature cemented stars and buzzing acts like Moonchild Sanelly, Stonebwoy, Adekunle Gold, Efya, Anatii, Victoria Kimani, Major League DJz, Stanley Enow, and many more.

Check out OkayAfrica's playlists on Apple Music to hear more from these artists.

"The global embracing of African artists and love for the music and musicians out of Africa has been on an uptick... Notably, over the last four years, the representation of African artists at the renowned SXSW music festival has experienced tremendous growth, thanks to Digiwaxx Media, and W+R Projects who have continually produced showcases featuring African artists," says Hakeem Condotti, CEO of Bavent Street Live.

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Mr Eazi. Photo: Leon Williams for OkayAfrica.

Announcing SXSW 'Africa To The World' Featuring Mr Eazi, Cassper Nyovest, Yemi Alade & Many More

A showcase of 30 African artists over 3 nights at SXSW presented by Digiwaxx and Bavent Street Live with media partner OkayAfrica.

OkayAfrica is excited to announce the massive SXSW showcase, Africa To The World, in partnership with Digiwaxx and Bavent Street Live.

We will be bringing African music to SXSW like it's never been done before by presenting 30 African artists over three nights (March 14-16) at an undisclosed location for the music festival held in Austin, Texas.

The star-packed line-up will feature the best and most buzzing acts across the African continent featuring the likes of Cassper Nyovest, Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Falz, Adekunle Gold, Simi, Sauti Sol, Efya, Nadia Nakai, Major League DJz, EL, Stanley Enow, Victoria Kimani, Seyi Shay, Samini, Khaligraph Jones, Anatii, Blinky Bill, Jojo Abot and many, many more.

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Meet the Senegalese Designer Making Math Chic

Diarra Bousso uses algorithms to create designs for her line DIARRABLU.

Who knew that math and fashion could work together so seamlessly? Apparently Diarra Bousso did, the self-described "Creative Mathematician" and mastermind behind DIARRABLU. The Senegalese serial entrepreneur and multidisciplinary artist left a career of trading on Wall Street to pursue design and it paid off. She has just been awarded a coveted spot as the Designer in Residence at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator for her innovative use of equations and algorithms in her beautiful designs.

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Daniel Kaluuya Is Producing a Live-Action 'Barney' Movie with Mattel

Yes, you read that correctly.

In a move that absolutely no one saw coming, Oscar-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya is set to produce a live-action Barney movie in conjunction with Mattel Films. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the story.

Kaluuya will co-produce the film as part of his 59% production banner, which signed a first-look deal with Paramount back in May. Speaking on his involvement with the project and the impact of Barney & Friends, Kaluuya had this to say: "Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood. We're excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of 'I love you, you love me' can stand the test of time."

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