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  • blog July 18, 2017

    Fela Kuti Tribute: Seun Kuti, Roy Ayers, Underground System

    Central Park SummerStage was the scene of an ecstatic summer blowout on Sun., July 16, when New York turned out in force for a tribute to Fela Kuti. New York’s own Underground System kicked off with a hard-hitting, female-fronted take … Read more »

  • blog July 17, 2017

    Spirits

    Nigerian–born, London–raised, Brooklyn–based saxophonist, composer and producer Zem Audu is no novice to the music industry. While working closely with notable names like Hugh Masekela, Jason Moran and Lauryn Hill over the years, the Skatalites band member has ingested a … Read more »

  • blog July 12, 2017

    Accordions Around the World

    Accordions Around the World is four-week series that brings over 100 accordionists, as well as bandoneón, bayan, concertina, and harmonium players of different musical genres to perform in midtown New York’s Bryant Park in the spirit of celebrating the accordion’s important musical presence around … Read more »

  • review June 16, 2017

    Petite Afrique

    Somi tells stories with music. This American Midwesterner and daughter of East African parents was effectively born into narrative, and into an inevitable quest for identity. She moved to New York some years back, and began to develop a self-styled … Read more »

  • blog May 16, 2017

    Ghana’s Jojo Abot: In the Moment

    Back in April in Brooklyn at the music venue Baby’s All Right, the main showroom was crowded with people excitedly talking in accents ranging from Nigerian to American and beyond. The performer we had come to see made her entrance, … Read more »

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