PASS in NY: Africa is a Country and guests
Founded by Sean Jacobs, Africa is a Country is a blog about media, politics, music, events and football. For PASS, Africa is a Country managing editor and music section curator, Boima Tucker, invites friends and colleagues to present: Block The Road: The Sound of Afrosoca with Rishi Nath; DLife, Adrift: A soundtrack for migration with DJ Ushka (Thanu Yakupitiyage) and Sierra Leonean electronic music producer Lamin Fofana; and a discussion on photography with Zachary Rosen, Awam Amkpa, and Delphine Fawundu.
More info on the AIAC PASS sessions at africasacountry.com.
Chief Boima is a Sierra Leonean-American music producer, DJ and writer. He is also the managing editor, podcast host, and music section editor of Africa is a Country.
Rishi Nath is a Queens-based writer and academic.
Thanu Yakupitiyage is a immigrant rights activist, media professional, and DJ in New York City whose work engages racial justice, global migration, and the impact of neoliberal policies in the United States and globally. She is Sri Lankan-born, Thailand-raised, and came to the United States in 2003.
Lamin Fofana is the co-founder of electronic music label SCI-FI& FANTASY. His instrumental electronic music contrasts the reality of our world with what’s beyond and explores questions of movement, migration, alienation, and belonging. He is from Sierra Leone, lived in Guinea, and immigrated to the United States in 1997.
Zachary Rosen is photography editor at Africa is a Country.