Photo by Nicci Briann, Nappi Hour Chicago, February 17, 2017. Nappi Hour is a place for us to “come let your hair down after work.” 

In January 2017, Nappi Hour was launched by AFROTRAK as a place for “US” to “come let your hair down after work” in Chicago. And it may be carving it’s niche.

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After two months of successful turnouts, Nappi Hour may be on to something. What makes Nappi Hour unique is its ability to draw a crowd to the dance floor between the hours of 5-9p.m. Sometimes you want to go out, but want to avoid late nights at clubs or buying bottles. With Nappi Hour, the party starts as soon as you’re off work, and you’re home and in bed before midnight.

 The music selection is centered around Afrobeats, Reggae, Hip Hop and other classic Black music.  On average, the event draws a crowd of 200 Black millennials, Africans and those who identify somewhere in between. Check out the recap from last month’s Nappi Hour below.

All photos by Nicci Briann

If you’re in the Chicago area, you can RSVP to the next Nappi Hour this Friday, March 10th.

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Mike “Orie” Mosley is the managing editor for and a cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the founder of In his spare time, he’s probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie