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  • blog August 3, 2016

    Photo Essay: Angelique Kidjo and Pedrito Martinez Honor Celia Cruz

    The latest in BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn’s stellar summer lineup of African and Latin musicians was a vibrant collaboration between renowned Beninese diva Angelique Kidjo and virtuosic Cuban conguero Pedrito Martinez. On July 29, the two stars shared the stage with a … 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 July 28, 2016

    Angelique Kidjo Celebrates the Music of Celia Cruz

    It’s been a great summer so far for African music-loving New Yorkers. The past few weeks have blessed us with an array of continent-wide talent, including performances from Nigerian pioneers King Sunny Adé and Orlando Julius, Angolan kizomba visionary Paulo … Read more »

  • blog July 18, 2016

    Photo Essay: Afro-Latino Festival 2016

    The weekend may have been cloudy but the Afro-Latino Festival, which took place July 8-10 at Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn, shone bright and vibrant. In its fourth edition, the festival hosted a potpourri of DJs, musicians, artisans and great … Read more »

  • blog July 14, 2016

    New Free Concert Series: Bridge Grooves at Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Bridge Grooves, a new free concert series, launches this month in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Harbor View Lawn at Pier 1. The series includes two Wednesday evening concerts on July 20 and July 27, both starting at 7 p.m. The first, … Read more »

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