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This Is What Afro Nation Festival Looked Like

The first edition of the urban beach festival—featuring Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, and many more—looked incredible.

Afro Nation had its very first edition over the weekend in the Algarve region of Portugal.

The newly-launched gathering brought together top talent from across Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Jamaica, the U.K. and the U.S. for a 4-day long "urban beach festival."

Over its several days and nights, Afro Nation brought together afrobeats' rising stars with cemented legends for an impressive line-up.

The debut edition of Afro Nation boasted performances form the likes of Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, J Hus, D'Banj, Busy Signal, Buju Banton, Femi Kuti, Tiwa Savage, D'banj, Adekunle Gold, Jidenna, Maleek Berry, Stonebwoy, Vanessa Mdee, and many more.

If you missed the action we've got some of the best moments and pictures from the debut Afro Nation festival below.

Afro Nation will be hosting a festival in Lagoma Beach in Accra, Ghana in December 27-30. Get more info on Afro Nation Ghana here.

See some highlights from the first ever Afro Nation festival below.

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4 Films Screening at The Inaugural Africa Rising International Film Festival And Everything You Need to Know About Them

These are some of the films to catch at the Africa Rising International Film Festival taking place in Joburg, South Africa.

The first Africa Rising International Film Festival will take place between the 26th and the 29th of November, as part of the Global Festival Week in South Africa. In honor of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu's centennial, the festival aims to challenge old norms, while embracing technology and increasing youthful audiences in Africa. The event will take place at Newtown Junction Mall and the Market Theatre & Market Theatre Square in Newtown, Joburg.

Below are four of the films that will screen during the event, accompanied by facts about each one of them.

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Kaytranada, The Internet, Public Enemy, Flying Lotus & More Are Headlining Afropunk Joburg

The full lineup for Afropunk Johannesburg is out.

The lineup for this year's Afropunk Johannesburg will make you jump for joy. Public Enemy, Kaytranada, Flying Lotus, The Internet, Thundercat, are all headed to Joburg this December.

They will be in the great company of South African artists such as BCUC, YoungstaCPT, FAKA, Moonchild Sanelly, Thandiswa Mazwai, among others.

You can view the lineup below, and buy tickets for the 2-day festival here.

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Watch Videos From Cairo's Underground Music Festival, Masāfāt

The Masāfāt Festival was a four-day event in Cairo full of experimental music, panel talks, and film screenings.

Things are still pretty difficult in Egypt right now. A quick glance at the headlines these past few days finds the government telling citizens not to speak to foreign pollsters, the repression of journalists, and the prohibition independent non-governmental groups. But life goes on, and in the capital city of Cairo, people are finding their way.

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