AfriPOP! is supporting Lunchbox Theory’s second Afrobeat For Ya Soul party in Brooklyn, New York. They’ve got Girl Vs. Machine on the tables spinning a worldly fusion of afrobeat and African-inspired rhythms There’ll also be a BBQ grilling and free face painting. It all goes down this Thursday, August 30. Check out Lunchbox Theory for more info.
Today would have been the 71st birthday of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and his legacy is stronger than ever. This month not only marks the opening of Fela! on Broadway based on the artist’s performances at the Shrine but a bunch of Fela-themed events and shows will be going down in cities like Los Angeles, Philly and Chicago until the 31st. For more info, check out the schedule on Giant [...]
Afro-ragga newbies Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew are getting all up in the NYC mix. They recently rocked Santos Party House and Bajah appeared on a culture panel sponsored by the Wall Street Journal (!!!) with The Roots’ Questlove. Their Kings of Salone mixtape is more of their high-energy dubby African Hip-hop. www.myspace.com/planetbajah
Everyone knows here at Afripopmag we are proper Fela stans. So for us, this blog run by Punch records (the good folk who also bring us the annual Bass music festival) is required reading. It’s got a ton of inside-info from Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu, ‘inventor of Lagos Afro pop art’, friend to Fela Kuti and credited with amongst other things, designing 26 of his album covers over 19 years. From [...]