Win Tickets to Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 w/ Rich Medina at Highline

New Yawkers! Seun Kuti and his father's Egypt 80 will be touching down in your vicinity this Sunday 4/8 for a night of afrobeat stompers. Following the release of — our top LP of 2011 choice — From Africa With Fury: Rise, Seun will be performing at Highline Ballroom with none other than veteran selector Rich Medina and Zozo Afrobeat. Tickets are available now. Plus you know we got the hook-up, so Okayafrica will be giving away 2 pairs of tickets to this incredible show. See details, and remaining tour dates, below!



4/4 – Variety – Atlanta, GA

4/5 – Duke Performances – Durham, NC

4/6- Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

4/7 – Club Helsinki – Hudson, NY

4/8 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

4/12 – UW Madison – Madison, WI

4/13 – Rhythm Foundation – Miami, FL

4/14 – The Cedar – Minneapolis, MN

4/15 – Coachella – Indio, CA

4/16 – Campbell Hall – Santa Barbara, CA

4/18 – UC San Diego – San Diego, CA

4/19 – Zellerbach Hall – Berkeley, CA

4/20 – UCLA Royce Hall – Los Angeles, CA

4/22 – Coachella – Indio, CA

4/24 – KTAOS Solar Center – Taos, NM

4/25 – Albuquerque Museum Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM

4/27 – New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA

4/29 – Houston International Festival – Houston, TX

5/2 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA

5/13 – Lake Eden Arts Festival – Black Mountain, NC

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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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