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Video: Society Hae Interviews Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew


Our buddies over at Society Hae just posted this great interview clip with Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew from the Okayafrica launch event back in July that took place in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.  Listen to what the Sierra Leonean super stars have to say about their reception in the U.S., the best venue they've ever played, and their own particular brand of music - a new style they refer to as "bomanyo" - a fusion of hip-hop, reggae, dancehall, and traditional African music. For more on B-DEC check out their website, www.planetbajah.com, and follow me after the jump for their newest upcoming tour dates!  Shout out to N'dada and N'gozi!

BAJAH  + THE DRY EYE CREW TOUR DATES:

9/7/10   Open for Toubab Krewe @ Mexacali Live, Teaneck, New Jersey

9/12/10  "Spirit of Africa" Brooklyn Block Party!  FREE.  Also features Blitz the Ambassador, Sahr from FELA!, RES and more special guests. Outside of Le Grand Dakar, Grand St. between Lafayette and Clifton, Clinton Hill Brooklyn

9/28/10   Chicago World Music Festival, playing alongside Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars, Mayne Stage 1328 Morse Ave., Chicago, IL 60626

10/4/10   ALL FOR AFRICA "Palm Out Poverty" Festival Benefit Fundraiser, also featuring DJ ?uestlove, Sahr from FELA!, the FELA! dancers, and more.  More info coming soon for ticket buys.

10/12/10  The Hip Hop Theater Festival presents B Satz Allstars, along with John Forte, Blitz the Ambassador, Tarrah Reynolds, Shasta Geaux Pop, and more.  At Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette st. NYC.

10/30/10 HALLOWEEN SHOW!  Bushwick Loft Party, more info coming soon.

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