"Always imitated, never duplicated" 👊🏽 Do the knowledge.
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10.20.17. We did our very first #JumpNFunk at Shine (now The Canal Room) in August of 2001. An after work information and listening session designed to raise awareness in New York City about who Fela Anikulapo Kuti is. My brother @brettcookstudio Introduced me to two people who transformed my life through our shared love for, and academic pursuit around the legacy of Fela. @toschoon was about to curate #TheBlackPresident exhibit at #TheNewMuseum. Debbie Seally was managing @wunmi_olaiyaofficial, and I had spent the last 10 years scaring people out of the club with Afrobeat music (ask about me kid). Together we formed an event that was bold, unique and fearless, long before it became trendy and commercial. Four years in, Debbie and Trevor moved on to other endeavors, @visualeyz came into the fold as my new partner in 2006 officially, and we took the event to another level. Many have tried to Christopher Columbus our game since, and we remain always imitated, but never duplicated praise God. Absolutely no shots. All facts. There's room for everyone, but first is first. 16 years later, we rock Miami for the zillionth time since WMC 2005 at The Marlin Hotel. @picklemiami is gonna be a zoo tonight with the help of the god @solbox_fc, all in the spirit and honor of my brother @shotsdboss's legendary father. #EverybodySayYeahYeah #AmericasOriginalFelaKutiTributeParty #LoveAfroLife