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  • review June 6, 2016

    Rivers: From the Congo to the Mississippi

    Siama Matuzungidi left his rural home in Zaire at age 17, headed for the capital, Kinshasa, to make his way as a musician. From the start, he played guitar backing greats like Sam Mangwana and Tshala Muana. Later, when he … 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 »

  • review May 12, 2016

    Wiyaala

    In case the cover art doesn’t tip you off, Noella Wiyaala is sometimes referred to as the “Young Lioness of Africa.” The nickname refers to her activism—working to abolish child marriage and campaigning for women’s right to education—but by the … 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 »

  • program April 21, 2016

    Africa Now! 2016 Rocks the Apollo Theater in Harlem

    Every year, the world-famous Apollo Theater and New York’s World Music Institute pack the house for a stellar lineup of established and emerging artists from the African continent. This year was especially impressive. We bring you concert highlights and interviews … Read more »

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