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The PAN Party Heats Up NYC Once Again!


DJ Sirak and DJ Xpect are back at it with another PAN party Friday June 29 with special guest DJ Ronny from Ghana. Pay attention because the party has transferred spots to Harlem's Cafe Addis on W 125th st. PAN is a global pan-African experience that brings the best “young, fresh, and creative sounds coming out of the African diaspora at large.” To say that this party is a hype sweat parlor of body bouncing for NYC's beautiful diasporic community (super model Ger Duany was spotted at the last joint) is NOT an overstatement. Peep full details below and "like" their new Facebook page here.

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Amaarae Breaks Down Her Hits In OkayAfrica's New Video Series 'Decoded'

In Decoded, our favorite African artists dive deep into their music, lyrics and share notable behind-the-scenes moments.

We're launching Decoded, our brand new pop-up style video series featuring the latest, buzzing African artists' music and influences.

We kick things off with Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter-producer Amaarae who has been making waves with the release of her debut album, The Angel You Don't Know.

In our first-ever Decoded episode, Amaarae breaks down hit songs like "Trust Fund Baby", "Jumping Ship" with Kojey Radical as well as her Southern rap musical influences. She also mentions being inspired by an op-ed that she penned for OkayAfrica in 2019, and her mother's role in helping her coin the album title The Angel You Don't Know.

When all is said and done, Amaarae just wants to give other young women "an option not to have to be the archetypal female African artist, and give them an opportunity to expand all of their possibilities, explore all the different genres, and still be successful and get this money." Amen to that!

Check out our first episode of Decoded with Amaarae below.

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