Ally of Africa

Shirley Meital ”Koko” Hubara  on suomalainen toimittaja, kääntäjä ja kirjailija. Hänet tunnetaan muun muassa Ruskeat tytöt -blogista, joka maaliskuussa 2017 muuttui verkkomediaksi. Hubaran samanniminen esikoisteos ilmestyi helmikuussa 2017.

Hubara työskentelee kirjallisuuden ja median parissa. Hän on Ruskeat Tytöt -verkkomedian päätoimittaja ja toimii myös Kirkko ja kaupunki -lehden kolumnistina. Hubara on aikaisemmin työskennellyt kymmenen vuotta toimittajana ja Basso-lehden toimituspäällikkönä. Lisäksi hän on työskennellyt A-Klinikkasäätiössä. Hubara on myös toinen Roxane Gayn Bad Feminist -teoksen suomentajista.

 

BoomShakalaka 2018

Boom Shakalaka
Boom Shakalaka is a team that consists of DJ Emil, DJ Goodblood, DJ
Hermanni & MC/singer Mad Ice. Boom Shakalaka was started in 2008. The team members share a passion for different club and dance music from around the world, and especially from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Boom Shakalaka hosts a radio show named Boom Shakalaka every other Saturday on Bassoradio. In Finland, Boom Shakalaka show has been probably the first and the only radio show which has been promoting urban African music for years. We have been interviewing international artists such as Davido, Yemi Alade, Stonebwoy, E.L and many more, and also giving attention to up-and-coming artists who are based in Finland.
Boom Shakalaka DJs have been running many successful club nights. Afro Sunday was started by Boom Shakalaka DJs in 2013. Boom Shakalaka DJs have had an important role in club nights such as Vamos, Sabor, Fiesta Latina, Afro Friday and many more. This year Boom Shakalaka celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a special party at Maxine on the 28th of December.
Some of the members of Boom Shakalaka are also producers and musicians. In 2010, they coined a new genre “Baltik Bass” with their EP “Baltik Bass Vol.1”. Recently they have been working a lot with urban African music.

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