Okayafrica’s “Riddim and Beats” Fused Several Musical Genres On Thursday, August 10, 2017, Okayafrica, a company which fuses music, fashion and culture, presented “Riddim and Beats” at Lincoln Center. The diverse crowd awaited the excited line up, which included D’banj, Sister Nancy,and The Compozer. More After The Jump… The Master of Ceremonies, Humble Prince, Olu, exuded a great energy tohype up the crowd. The critically acclaimed, London-based quartet “The Compozers,” opened the show, sending shock waves through the crowd with instrumental of renditions of: Fat Joe- “Lean Back,” Bell Bive Devoe (BBD)- “Poison,” Montel Jordan -“This Is How We do It,” Cisco’s -“Thong Song” and DJ Khaled featuring Rhianna and Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts,” to name a few. Photographed Above: The Compozers and Master of Ceremonies, Humble Prince, Olu. Next up was dancehall’s first Femme Fatale DJ and singer “Sister Nancy.” She began her segment with a sermon-like discussion of love and the need for unity: “We all must truly love one another if we want to unite.” -Sister Nancy affirmed. The crowd eagerly held on to her words of wisdom, especially with the racially charged events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, just a few days prior to the concert. Some people lifted praises […]
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