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  • blog July 27, 2016

    Photo Essay: Femi Kuti and Bombino at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

    A mighty pair took the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn stage in Prospect Park last Saturday, July 23: Nigerian Afrobeat heir Femi Kuti, and Tuareg rocker Bombino, from Agadez, Niger. The two West African stars rocked a packed house, the expansive bandshell … Read more »

  • botb July 26, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Femi Kuti, Part Two

    In 1995, Femi Kuti was very much the new kid on the block. He had his own band, but was still playing in the very long shadow of his father, Fela. When this comprehensive interview by The Beat’s peripatetic scholar/journalist … Read more »

  • blog July 22, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Femi Kuti, Part One

    To complement Femi Kuti’s upcoming appearances in New York—Celebrate Brooklyn on Sat., July 23, and Brooklyn Bowl, July 27—and forthcoming dates across the U.S., we offer a two-part series from The Beat featuring interviews from 1996 and 2000. Olufela Olufemi … Read more »

  • blog June 17, 2016

    Afropop’s Summer 2016 Concert Guide

    6/24: 6:30 p.m. ¡Cubanismo! / Ricardo Lemvo – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 6/28: 6:30 p.m. Septeto Santiaguero – Midsummer Night Swing 7/3: 2 p.m. King Sunny Adé/Orlando Julius – SummerStage 7/15: 7:30 p.m. Hakim/Krar Collective – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 7/17: … Read more »

  • blog May 12, 2016

    What’s Worth Celebrating at Celebrate Brooklyn 2016

    It’s a beautiful sunny day in our Brooklyn neighborhood, and the near future is so bright, it’s probably time to wear shades. This year’s Celebrate Brooklyn free summer concert series lineup was just announced, and as always, it’s a good … Read more »

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