If at SXSW or watching virtually, on Thursday, March 15, 2012, check out an all African showcase who will be holding fort all evening at Copa, 217 Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas.

  • Chief Boima (Sierra Leone)
  • Sauti Sol (Kenya)
  • Just A Band (Kenya)
  • Spoek Mathambo (South Africa)
  • Baloji (Congo)
  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria)

On Friday, March 16, 2012, the following line up will be at Beso Cantina on 307B West 5th Street all evening:

  • Bez (Nigeria)
  • Naeto C (Nigeria)
  • M.I (Nigeria)
  • Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana)
  • 2Face (Nigeria)

Direct video link: http://bit.ly/spinletsxsw.



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