Kenyan DJ to perform at Afro Punk festival 2018

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Disc jockey Coco Em is Kenya’s first ever act at Afro-Punk festival.

Kenyan Dj Coco Em real name Emma Nzioka will be one of the performers at the 2018 Afro-Punk Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa from Sunday 30th – Monday 31st December.

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The former photo-journalist shared the news with her fans on Instagram saying that she was excited to be joining the line up for the upcoming festival and asked people to go ahead to purchase tickets to the event.

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🙏🏾 Beyond excited to announce that I will be joining an amazing lineup of artists and DJs this New Years (December 30/31st) for the Afro Punk festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. So happy. Please follow the link on the @afropunk bio to get your tickets. I hope to see many of you there. Repost from @afropunk – JOBURG! New lineup additions! We can’t wait for our second ever AFROPUNK Joburg taking place this New Year’s Weekend. Dancing with you all night last year was the most beautiful and healing way to start off the year. We can’t wait to do it again! See you Dec 30 & 31st where we will ring in the New Year with incredible acts. We’re so happy to announce that @kwestadakar , @phuzekhemisi , @djreadyd , @djmaphorisa , and other incredible acts will join the likes of @kaytranada , @flyinglotus , @theinternet , @publicenemyftp , #Thundercat, @thandiswamazwai & more!!! Tickets available with link in bio. #afropunk #music #festival #newyearseve #ny #2019 #dj #cocoem

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The fast-rising deejay becomes the first ever Kenyan to perform at the popular annual festival founded in 2005 and which includes live music, film, fashion, and art produced by black artists.

The Nairobi-based DJ who likes playing hip-hop, funk and afro-house music, has performed at various high profile events including the Nyege Nyege festival in Uganda and has also played in Israel.

In a recent interview with Okay Africa, Emmah who started one and a half years ago, describes her sound as a cocktail, “Mine is a mix of afro-house, kuduro, I love Lingala. So I try to make a little afro-cocktail. The connecting factor, the electronic beat, the drum, the kick, the snare; bringing that together with an overarching afro-house, Lingala thing.”

Other performers at the much-anticipated festival include South African rapper Kwesta Dakar and Dj Maphorisa.