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Upcoming Events: Afterparty for 'The Barber Shop Chronicles'—A New Play at BAM Brooklyn

Come see the critically acclaimed play followed by afterparties presented by OkayAfrica and Okayplayer

Lagos. Johannesburg. Accra. Kampala. Harare. London. Six radically different cities, all united by a familiar place where you can get more than just a good trim. Critically-acclaimed Nigerian-British playwright Inua Ellams brings barbershop scenes to the BAM stage—along with all the banter, fun, music, and connections found in these sacred spaces. This "joyous piece of theatre" (The Independent) weaves a rich tapestry of unfiltered stories about father-son relationships and Black masculinity, set to an Afrobeat score.

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Meet the Women Behind Tunisia's New All-Female DJ Academy

We go to Tunis to see how women are making sure there's a place for them behind the decks.

There's a party at the ambassador's residence. People are schmoozing with drinks in hand and head bopping to electronic music. DJ Alpha, who plays a mix of Afro, pop and deep house, is on the decks with dark nail polish and a studded leather jacket. Next to her are three young women intently watching her hands and nodding their heads. I wonder if they feel the same inspiration I felt when I looked at her.

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