Common celebrates African Culture with Heavy K at LA house party
Who better to attend an African Getdown than SA’s Heavy K?
On Thursday, 8 March a gathering took place at the Absolut Elyx house in Los Angeles.
The African Getdown was a celebration of the creative impact and influences that African culture and music has had on America and the world.
The evening of celebration started at the Women’s Club of Hollywood, which was fitting considering it was International Women’s Day.
Attendees, all decked out in African-style outfits, were then escorted to the beautiful home of Absolut Elyx CEO Jonas Tahlin in the Hollywood hills.
The vibe of the party was that of positivity, love and joy in celebration of Mamma Africa.
In a short speech greeting guests, Hip Hop legend Common paid tribute to his roots, breaking down barriers of colour and culture the same way he has throughout his career:
“I’m asking my African brothers and sisters that reached North America, we need y’all in this plight stronger than ever,” Common said during his speech. “We need you to contribute artistically, politically and policy ways; contribute your minds towards freeing the people over here too and we will work with you to make sure that each and every person on the continent can be free.”
Common was joined with some of the most influential African artists, including our own Heavy K, plus Deana J. Becker, Luthando “Loot Love” Shosha, Tayanda Abethe, Sammi Rotibi, KANJA Muchoki, YoungBeardo, Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, Clemmons Twins (Gary and Jason Clemmons), and more.
It’s such a great occasion for celebration as African artists like Heavy K and many more are taking the African spirit world wide!