The evening brought together a great mix of individuals from the NYC African arts and music scene. An excellent DJ set was also provided by DJake of Cocody Productions that mixed Afropop, African hip hop, reggae and soul.
|Jake R. Bright and Blitz the Ambassador|
|Enyinne Owunwanne, Badu Njoroge, & Aina Farina|
|Setor Attipoe & Chad Harper|
|Dawne Marie Grannum, Okai, Chantale Pierre-Louis|
AfroHop events will integrate artists releases and performances to expose the best in new African music as well as special themes such as African country nights, alliances with charities, fashion and media outlets in hopes of cultivating a stronger African arts community in New York City and beyond! As Cocody Director Jake R. Bright explained, "with AfroHop we are creating a fun and unique forum to connect Africa, The Diaspora, and mainstream New York." In addition, Chad Harper, Hip Hop Saves Lives Director, went on to state that the events will be "exposing some of the best in new African music to an American audience."
|Don, Celine and Martine Elefson|
|James Bartlett, Blitz the Ambassador, Saxon Baird|
|Juwon and Shola Ajayi|
To read more about this great new event series, read more on Cocody Productions and Hip Hop Saves Lives.
All Photos by Joe Ugochukwu Ofili or Afropop Worldwide