The Apollo Theater Mainstage concert on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8 p.m. will feature two top musical acts from Africa.
Talented Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara adds an African spin to the concept of the female singer-songwriter. She has created her own distinct contemporary folk sound, inspired by Wassulu tradition, jazz, and blues.
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars (SLRAS), one of Africa’s most active touring bands, fuses traditional West African music with roots reggae, full of effervescent rhythms, irresistible hooks, and intricate dub elements.
Senegalese trio Les Frères Guissé, whose close harmonic singing primarily in Peulh and Wolof, spins around the melodies of two acoustic guitars and subdued percussion – and mesmerizes the audiences they encounter.
Tickets are $45, $35, $25; Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Apollo Theater Box Office, 125th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, 212/531-5305 and Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.