Celebrating Afrobeats, global Black music, and African culture with festivals around the globe,Â Afro NationÂ brings fans of all nations together with great vibes and even better music. Today, Afro Nation announces the lineup forÂ Afro Nation Detroit 2023, its next festival in the United States. The festival brings inÂ Burna BoyÂ andÂ Davido, to headline a genre-spanning lineup of heavy-hitters. Featured on the lineup areÂ R&B singerÂ Ari Lennox, Nigerian duoÂ P-Square, ATL rapperÂ Latto, â€œPlayersâ€ hitmakerÂ Coi Leray, Nigerian starÂ Kizz Daniel, genre-bending musicianÂ Masego, and many more. Presented in partnership withÂ Bedrock, a Detroit-based company, Afro Nation Detroit 2023 arrives onÂ August 19th-20th, 2023 atÂ Bedrockâ€™s Douglass SiteÂ in Detroit, Michigan. Tickets are available onÂ Friday, June 2ndÂ atÂ 10am.
Expected to draw tens of thousands of attendees each day from around the globe, Afro Nation Detroit 2023 will feature additional activations and events to honor Detroitâ€™s musical contributions to the world and highlight its connection to present day American, African, and global Black culture and music.Â The festival offers an opportunity to celebrate the resilience and enduring legacy and to connect with Detroitâ€™s vibrant music and artistic communities.The Douglass site is aÂ historically significantÂ housing project in Detroit that was the first federally funded housing project for African Americans in the United States. It was home to icons such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and other influential African Americans.
The announcement of the Afro Nation Detroit lineup arrives ahead of this weekendâ€™sÂ Afro Nation Miami, the first Afro Nation event in the U.S. The inaugural Miami festivalÂ highlights the best in Afrobeats, dancehall, hip-hop, amapiano, and other Black-led musical genres.Â Headlined by Afrobeats giantsÂ Burna BoyÂ andÂ WizKid, and featuring a powerful lineup of artists from Africa, the Caribbean, and across the globe, Afro Nation Miami touches down atÂ loanDepot ParkÂ this weekend,Â May 27 & 28, 2023.
Afro Nation festivals are dedicated to providing a global platform for music from Africa and its diaspora. In addition, Afro Nation teams withÂ BBC Radio 1xtraÂ and theÂ Official Charts CompanyÂ to host a weeklyÂ UK Afrobeats Chart Show, and in 2022, Afro Nation partnered withÂ BillboardÂ to present the first-everÂ U.S. Afrobeats Chart.
With more milestones to cross and many unforgettable sets in the near future, Afro Nation is primed to shine an even brighter spotlight on some of the most exciting artists in music today.
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