Are you ready to Azonto again?!!?! In the name of promoting the latest music and culture coming from Africa and the diaspora, Okayafrica continues itâ€™s wave of mind-wide parties in the nationâ€™s capital, Washington, DC. April 17 DJâ€™s Underdog, DrewCool and Senyo will grace the stage for Azonto Fiesta! Anything is fair game, but you will probably hear more kwaito, hiplife, kuduro, South African house, zouk, soukous, coupe decale and, of course Azonto! No pretentiousness, no commercial radio nonsense, and no drama.
About the talent:
With a foot in the past, and leaping towards the future, DJ Senyo plays and promotes progressive music from and inspired by the African diaspora. Born in Ghana, raised and based in Washington DC, Senyo spins music that touches the heritage of the african continent the globe. Whether it's Afrobeats, dancehall, house, tropical bass, kuduro - Senyo's roots are placed in his west african heritage, but looking squarely to a vision of what the diaspora is and can be.
DJ Drew Cool
DrewCool is relatively new to the DJ world, but you wouldn't know it by listening to one of his sets. A digger at heart, he's made it his mission to navigate the unexplored sounds of Mzansi House and deliver them to Western ears. A fan of everything from classic rock and jazz to kizomba and flamenco, anything is fair game when DrewCool is behind the booth.
Dedicated to preserving and building on the culture of urban dance through both performance and competition, Urban Artistry includes experts in b-boying/b-girling, popping, locking, hip-hop, house dance, waacking, vogueing, and more. Although UA promotes education in foundational movement and history, these culturalists operate from the understanding that culture is not stagnant: it is a living, breathing entity that accepts change built on the legacy of past innovators. Ps. Shout out to Junious and Emily for always bringing the crew out.