Spotlight Atl: The Wave of Afrobeats Out of America
Thursday February 23, 2023 08:30 PM EST
CL Critic Matthew Warhol Recommends: Over the last few years, Afrobeats has infected popular music with its complex, intersecting rhythms, catchy vocals, and world influences first heard in Afrobeat. Unfortunately, like with all black art, the genre has largely been co-opted and sanitized by white musicians looking to make money off its growing popularity. In steps to counter such cultural appropriation, As a part their Spotlight ATL series, Afro Americo highlights American Afrobeats artists and their music and culture. A night of exciting musical performances, energetic dancers, and live percussionists. In addition to Afrobeats, DJs will be playing Amapiano, Soca and Dancehall. — MW
From the venue:Americo Presents Spotlight ATL: The most eventful celebration of afrobeats in North America. Enjoy a seamless and colorful night of dance, musical performances, live afro percussionists, and afrobeats/soca/dancehall music by ATL's very own DJ Olooo. Mark your calendars and set reminders!