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  • blog April 4, 2017

    Salif Keita Live at New York’s Town Hall

    It is always an occasion when Mali’s most renowned popular singer Salif Keita comes to town. His first visit to New York in three years drew a nearly full house to Town Hall on Sat., April 1, presented by the … Read more »

  • review March 28, 2017

    République Amazone

    Any time West African divas ranging from Benin’s superstar Angelique Kidjo to Kandia Kouyaté, perhaps the greatest living female griot (jelimuso) of Mali; to Mariam Doumbia of Amadou and Mariam; to younger mavericks like Mamani Keita and Nneka of Nigeria, … Read more »

  • review March 10, 2017

    Luyando

    I’ve written before that Mokoomba is probably the most impressive new African band I’ve heard in recent years. And this, their second album, does nothing to dissuade me from that view. The band comes from the Zambezi Valley in northern … Read more »

  • program December 15, 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 »

  • blog November 2, 2016

    Photo Essay: Sauti Sol, Jojo Abot and Vanessa Mdee in Concert

    East and West Africa met at the Highline Ballroom on Oct. 30 for a vibrant set from singers Vanessa Mdee and Jojo Abot–from Tanzania and Ghana, respectively–and Kenyan superstars Sauti Sol. The house was overflowing with ecstatic fans and positive energy that … Read more »

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