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  • blog January 12, 2017

    APAP Showcase Marathon

    When the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) convenes in New York each year, one of the goals is to decide who will be performing on North American festival stages in the coming season. An influx of independent musicians, many … Read more »

  • blog August 1, 2016

    Field Report: Nuits D’Afrique Festival Celebrates 30 Years

    In 1987, Lamine Touré, owner of the 150-seat Club Balattou (which derives from bal à tous, roughly translated as “dance for everyone”), organized several nights of concerts and dubbed it “Festival Nuits d’Afrique.” “The recipe for success was already there, … Read more »

  • blog May 5, 2016

    Central Park Summerstage 2016 Lineup Announced

    Seems like this time every year New Yorkers find themselves yearning for summer to finally come and release us from a spring that’s as cool, wet and gray as a cinderblock wall. It’ll happen, everyone, take heart; soon we’ll all … Read more »

  • blog August 25, 2015

    Tal National and the Bubu Gang: High Energy Afro-Rock at Poisson Rouge

    High-energy African music went down at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge club on Aug. 19. Sierra Leone’s Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang kicked things off with a relentless set of electro-trance music in the style Nabay has created out … Read more »

  • blog August 12, 2015

    Tal National Ticket (and Drink) Giveaway!

    [Photo by Bill Farrington] If you like to dance and see incredible guitar playing, you’ll want to catch Tal National when they return to New York for a concert at Le Poisson Rouge on Aug. 19. Tickets are now on sale … Read more »

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