Video: Meet Dub Inc

Okayafrica meet Dub Inc, Dub Inc meet Okayafrica. From Saint-Etienne, France, Dub Inc is a group of friends turned into your not so typical reggae band, with influences from North African music to hip hop. Formed in 1997, they have dropped several EPs throughout the years, and their latest LP, Afrikya came out in May 2008. They are more than just different genres of music, Dub Inc also performs in several languages: French, English, Arabic, and Kabyle. Gaining fans and friends along their long 13 year journey, this multi-lingual group is still going strong, and is currently on tour. Check out their latest live performance in Portugal above, and check for their upcoming tour dates after the jump!

July 30, 2010:                Riding Higher Festival, Munich, Germany

August 14, 2010:            Ostroda Reggae Festial, Ostroda, Poland

August 28, 2010:           Uprising Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia

September 4, 2010:       Weltnacht Festival, Bielefield, Germany

September 23, 2010:     Ososphere Festival, Strasbourg, France


Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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