This Saturday, 10/24, Okayplayer is proud to present OKAY AFRICA, the hot, sweaty, late-night, rump-shaking CMJ 2009 showcase and closing night party. This ain’t your Grandma’s world music – instead, think Africa mashing it up with hip hop, electropop, dancehall, and funk. Live and in full, beautiful effect will be: Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, Blitz the Ambassador, Jahdan Blakkamoore and Matt Shadetek, IyaDedE, DJ Zakee Kuduro, and a guest performance by the Sierra Leonean father of Bubu music: Ahmed Janka Nabay. And because the beat won’t stop ’til the cops come knocking, stick around for a late-night Afro-dubstep/electro hip-hop set with secret special guests, a rowdy performance by the spirit of the Nigerian master Fela Kuti, and an unruly (but loving) masquerade devil or two. Africa has never been hotter.

If you’ve got the coveted CMJ badge, it’s FREE, and if not it’s only 10 bones at the door. Or get your tix NOW! Drink specials at the bar. Doors at 11. Finally, OKayplayer has 2 pairs of FREE tickets to give-away! Just email okayplayercontest@gmail.com with OKAY AFRICA in the subject, and the 5th and 10th person to email will win a pair of FREE tix (2)! Winners will be emailed by Thursday.


  • Kanu

    Africa Stand up!

  • The Originals

    That’s what’s up. Africa Unite!!

  • Oruma

    Wow…Blitz killed it last night. what a show. I was ready to punch someone when they cut his set short. just bought the album on itunes. Making Africa proud baby.