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Brandon “JAI” Hicks better known as JAI is a LA-Based DJ by way of Boston, MA. Born to a Trinidadian mother, JAI grew up in a household that defines his genre-bending dj style. Fairly new to the DJ scene, JAI began taking his craft seriously 2 years ago and has became a house-hold name in the Los Angeles area. DJing some of the biggest Afro-Beats events to hit the city, featuring appearances from the likes of Wizkid, Burna Boy and DJ Spinall. With a motive to bridge the gap between the motherland and African-Americans , and to showcase the influence of his Caribbean upbringing, JAI’s one goal every set is to make the people move. But more importantly to embrace & celebrate the direct connection all black people have to Africa. Making his AfroPunk debut, don’t forget to follow JAI on Instagram and Twitter @YOOITSJAI

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Attention all rebels, misfits, and non-conformists! It’s time to mark your calendars because AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2023 is coming. Get ready for an unapologetically fierce celebration of black culture and music, taking place on August 26th and 27th.



Thank you for your interest in covering AFROPUNK Brooklyn: Circus of Soul. Please visit the link below for more information and to apply for media accreditation this year. This form must be completed by August 15th.

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