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Watch Okayafrica's 'The Questions' with Jidenna at Roots Picnic 2016

Jidenna touches on touring the continent later this year, feeling the vibes at Roots Picnic and more on Okayafrica's 'The Questions.'

Back in June, the 9th annual Roots Picnic festival was yet another Philly day of shaking things up with unforgettable performances and good vibes. Attendees saw the return of DMX, the all clad in red Ibeyi, Kaytranada, Dev Hynes a.k.a. Blood Orange and more—with Usher backed by The Roots capping the night off with a groovy take on his hits.


Aside from putting you on to the freshest styles and taking a moment to reflect on Muhammad Ali’s legacy, Okayafrica got behind the scenes to chat up some of the stars with “The Questions.”

We caught up with Jidenna after his performance on the North Stage after he graced his fans with storytelling, masquerades and his fresh, dapper style with a touch of ankara—and his quintessential red cap.

From touching on his plans to tour the continent this year, to sharing the vibes he felt throughout the day hanging with the likes of Anderson Paak and Kehlani backstage, watch more of what’s been up with Jidenna on “The Questions” above.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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