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Diplo in the dock

Chief Boima was invited to OPEN ARTI in Milan recently to talk about art and politics and to DJ. In the video of the event (above), Boima is joined by fellow DJ, Venus X (profiled here in The New York Times). AIAC gets some shout-outs. A lot of things get referenced: music and race, how we listen to music, Shakira, cumbia, hard style, LMFAO, David Guerra, Rihanna, etcetera. But the elephant in the room is Diplo, the famous DJ and tastemaker.

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Afro-Spectacle

February 1st sees Afro-Spectacle hosted by Dutty Artz and featuring DJ Rupture, Lamin Fofana and myself host a special 2-hour live radio show from south Williambsburg’s Spectacle Theater.

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Palm Wine Mixtape

It’s been awhile since I could call actually call something a Mix-Tape. But I can do that for this interesting looking project from Simone Bertuzzi, African music enthusiast and blogger…..