Fri., Nov., 10th, 6:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. | 204 Varick St, New York, NY 10014 / SOB's
Afropop Dance Party @ SOB'S

Experience the Vibrant Afropop Dance Party at SOBs

Ignite your night at the Afropop Dance Party on Friday, November 10, 2023. Doors open at 6:30 pm at legendary SOBs . With a ticket price of $38, those 18+ can enter a world of rhythmic wonders.

  • Congolese star Samba Mapangala and dj henri with supercharged mix of African, Afro-Latin, and Caribbean hits.
  • Featuring: Jaja Bashengezi on guitar, Ngouma Lokito on bass, Nkumu Katalay on congas, and other ace players: The Pulse of Afropop

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Afropop Worldwide and, and the 40th Anniversary of SOBs with host Georges Collinet, a.k.a Maxi Voom Voom and co-Exec. Producers Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre.

Dress to impress!

Post-event fiesta: stick around for Caribbean Friday Dance Party from 11 pm to 4 am, with DJs spinning reggaeton, dancehall, soca, and reggae.

About Afropop Worldwide:

Afropop Worldwide promotes understanding and enjoyment of contemporary music and stories from Africa and its global diaspora. Through its Peabody Award-winning public radio program hosted by broadcast legend Georges Collinet, Planet Afropop podcast series and content-rich website (, Afropop Worldwide showcases artists and their work in cultural and historic context, across the generational spectrum.

Music becomes a vehicle for exploring contemporary and traditional perspectives on women’s rights, climate change, governance and other issues that define our shared future.

Prep for the Evening:

Get into the groove with this playlist, featuring nonstop dance insanity from coupe decale, soukous, kwaito, funana, mbalax, makossa, hiplife, and more. Subscribe to our Planet Afropop podcast and follow us on Twitter at “afropopww” and on Facebook to stay in step with the Afropop community.

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