The World Music Institute (WMI), along with the Apollo Theater, will present the second edition of Africa Now! on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:00pm. The weekend festival focuses on today’s African music scene, featuring artists who draw upon their roots for inspiration, and transplant them into the global music landscape.
The artists featured in this year’s festival all from West Africa—but each brings a radically different sound, experience and energy to the stage. The centerpiece event will showcase Senegalese griot trio Les Fréres Guissé, the roots-reggae/Afrobeat collective Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, and the rising star from Mali, Fatoumata Diawara.
Additional events include family shows, café performances, and artist panel discussions.
Weekend Festival Schedule:
April 4, 10:00pm, Apollo Music Café
(Curated by OkayAfrica)
April 4, 12:00am, Late Night Jam
(Presented by Shrine World Music at Silvana, 300 W 116th St.)
April 5, 1:00pm, Les Frères Guissé Family Show
(Presented by Apollo Family Showtime and WMI)
April 5, 8:00pm, Main Stage Concert Event
April 5, 10:00pm, Apollo Music Café
April 5, 12:00am, Africa Now! After Party
(Presented by Shrine World Music at Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.)
253 W 125th Street
$25-$45 Public • $20-$40 WMI Friends • $65 Premium Tickets
Author: World Music Central News Department
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