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Okayafrica & Digiwaxx Present Just A Band, Rafiya, Ayoinmotion, Gyptian + More At SXSW 2015

Just A Band, Rayifa, Ayoinmotion, Gyptian and many more will perform at Okayafrica & Digiwaxx's SXSW 2015 showcase.


Okayafrica and Digiwaxx are proud to present The Blast, a one-night official showcase at SXSW 2015. The event, which will go down at Austin's Speakeasy Kabaret on March 19, will feature a standout 'Out Of Africa Music Experience' line-up featuring Nairobi electronic pop outfit Just A Band, Lagos/NYC rapper Ayoinmotion, DRC-born afro-soulstress Rafiya, Kenya-via-DMV's King Kanja, and Nigeria's Laolu Senbanjo. In addition, the night will boast performances by Jamaican dancehall star GyptianRico Love, Charles HamiltonSnootie Wild, Kevin Ross and more! Check out all the info for The Blast in the flyer above and watch Just A Band's video for "Huff + Puff" below to get acquainted with the night's sounds. Special thanks to Brenda M. of MyDaraja LLC. You can enter 'The Blast' showcase with a SXSW badge or a $15 entry fee.

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