Events

Tunde Olaniran Live In DC w/ DJ Underdog

Catch electropop experimentalist Tunde Olaniran live in DC with DJ Underdog


On the heels of releasing his Yung Archetype EP, Tunde Olaniran will be performing with #OKAYAFRICADC's DJ Underdog, rAt, and Mothershiester for the Allied Media Conference fundraiser at Comet Ping Pong on Saturday, April 5 in the nation's capital. The night will feature a live set from Tunde Olaniran and DJ sets from Underdog, rAt, and Mothershiester, as well as a live simulcast to a sister Allied Media Conference party being held in Detroit. The Allied Media Conference is North America's largest gathering of young independent media makers. Attendees in DC at Comet Ping Pong will be able to win prizes and connect virtually to Detroit partiers via the simulcast. Stream Tunde's Yung Archetype EP below and don't miss out on the show!

Interview

Angelique Kidjo Writes a Love Letter to 'Mother Nature'

We talk to the Beninese musical icon about assembling her new album on Zoom and the "bigger than COVID-19" threat that lies ahead!

The kind of infectious energy that lives within Angelique Kidjo can't be contained by Zoom. Her zest for life reaches out far beyond any screen, and burns stronger than the fastest internet connection.

"I can't wait until we're in person hugging again," she enthuses soon after joining our Zoom meeting to discuss her latest album Mother Nature. Having been on the receiving end of a hug from the four-time Grammy-winning singer, I know exactly what I'm missing out on. "Me too," I say, as I wrap my arms around my laptop, my face squishing the screen. "No, no," she retorts. "I don't want that. You keep it. I want the real deal," she chuckles, her full-bodied trademark laughter lovingly admonishing me.

The Benin-born musician is preparing to release Mother Nature, a collection of songs reflecting our one Earth, and cementing her status as an African musical icon. Collaborating with the likes of Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Sampa the Great, Shungudzo and more, Kidjo's crossing through time and space, over age and country through Mother Nature's themes and stories. Each track is infused with a vigor that only she possesses — the kind that shares a significant message even as the listener is called to just dance or sing along.

Below, Angelique Kidjo reminisces about making the album, and chats us through her hopes and dreams for it!

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