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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 »

  • closeups June 28, 2016

    Talking Peace in Mali

    In the wake of the 2012-13 political crisis in Mali, the nation is working to repair its celebrated tradition of multiethnic harmony. The promise and pitfalls of this process play out dramatically in a public discussion during the Festival on … 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 April 29, 2016

    New York African Film Festival 2016

    The story of cinema on the African continent begins in the early 20th century under the shadow of European colonialism. These were films produced by the colonizers, exoticizing African peoples through a lens steeped in egregious racism and a willful … Read more »

  • video April 21, 2016

    Africa Now! 2016 Rocks the Apollo Theater in Harlem: Video Feature

    Here is a companion video feature for our program Africa Now! 2016 Rocks the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Get to know more about the musicians. Alsarah and the Nubatones (website) Alsarah is a dynamic singer-songwriter originally from Khartoum, Sudan. Her family … Read more »

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