Partnership Afriquya

Afriquya x Africanhousescene

We are glad to announce our cooperation with the organisation Afriquya. From now on you can also expect articles from this organisation. Afriquya goes further then only african music. They focus on traditional music, history, photography and events. Of course our goal will always be african related content.

Afriquya, a fun movement towards cultural exchange and multicultural awareness. CEO & founder Joel B. B. started the Afriquya concept in Antwerp, Belgium, after being inspired by worldwide travels, diverse backgrounds, the Afro house scene and the Afriquya live DJ sessions by Ivan Diaz.

It didn’t take long before the first days of work on the Afriquya concept took place. In 2014 Joel started working on the idea of combining traditional music from different cultures with modern beats and house music, particularly by Boddhi Satva. The traditional sounds include genres such as Samba, Salsa, Afrobeat, Reggae, Cumbia, Soul, High-Life, Kuduro and many more!

After several successful events in different locations throughout Belgium, the opportunity emerged to do more than music. Especially throughout the different mediums of social media, Afriquya is pushing cultural awareness, musical history and information about other institutions and events who share similar views. “The magical thing about Afriquya is seeing how someone who never experienced Samba, sees other people enjoying it and then starts to understand the music in a better way. At the same time, these other people will hear a Reggae mix which he knows very well and they will get to understand his music better. And the step from music to culture is really not that big” – Joel B.B.

We are now almost in 2016 and the concept is continuously growing, reaching people from all over the globe. If you can, don’t miss out on their events with resident DJ Joki and guest DJs who have been part of the movement such as Boddhi Satva, Ivan Diaz and Soulroots. Online you can always find the Afriquya music sessions on Soundcloud, funny pictures on Instagram and join the online Facebook and twitter community.