News

Win Tix to Swiss Chris' Sunday Jam Sessions w/Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, Jessica Care Moore, DJ Johnny Juice (Public Enemy), + more!


This Sunday Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew will be playing a live rehearsal before their upcoming tour with Nneka. Presented by S.W.I.S.S. (Saving With Instruments, Samples and Soundz) they will be joined with an all-star line up (see below). Win 2 tickets by following us on twitter @okayafrica and tweet at us using #bdec.

S.W.I.S.S. (Saving With Instruments, Samples and Soundz) presents SUNDAY JAM SESSIONS w/

Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew (Sierra Leone)

Swiss Chris (drummer w/ John Legend, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Sir Elton John + more)

Jessica Care Moore (poet + author/ Def Poetry Jam)

William B. Johnson (Bucket player/ Rihanna/ Alicia Keys)

DJ Johnny Juice (Public Enemy)

VJ Mark Hines (Marksmen/ Jill Scott/ 50 Cents)

Where & When:

Sunday, March 4, 7pm - 1am

Bamboo @ 24 First Ave (btw 1st and 2nd Street)

Door: $10 donation

Music

Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

The Sounds of Somali Supergroup 4 Mars

A seminal anthology of 4 Mars, a 40-member Somali supergroup formed in 1977, is coming out via Ostinato Records.