UPR!SE is a blog dedicated to The Shrine's Patron Saint and inspiration, Fela Anikulpo Kuti.

The blog focuses on music, fashion, art, design, politics and culture. It is a celebration of trailblazing souls who rise up without compromise.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013


     It's no secret that The Shrine has a deep love for African music, old and new. The name alone should be enough of a hint... Well things are about to get real! The Highlife is a new weekly Saturday night party dedicated to modern African club music, with a focus on music from Nigeria. Well, Nigeria is merely a jumping off point. DJs/promoters and brothers Dee Money and 3K spin tunes from across the diaspora. Hip Hop has long gone international, and good music is universal, regardless of the language in which it is sung. Their parties attract dancers from all nations who want to come out and have a great time. Party goers take their fashion sense as serious as their moves on the floor. Folks simply get decked out to get down.

     But the brothers have more surprises up their sleeves... Not only do they want to turn up the dance floor heat, they want to bring an amazing series of live concerts showcasing some the the artists that they dig. Check out the videos below of the artists slated to perform:

Nigerian/American rapper elDee performs Saturday, August 31st.


Parisian sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart aka Les Nubians perform Saturday, September 7th.


Nigerian singer/songwriter Timaya performs Saturday, October 5th. The concert also celebrates Nigerian Independence day.


Grammy-nominated Ethiopian born singer/songwriter Wayna performs Saturday, November 16th


It all starts August 31st!


Get tickets now! CLICK HERE