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Africa Now: Artist Talk

Apollo Theater

Friday, March 15, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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March 15 – March 16, 2013

The Apollo partners with World Music Institute to present Africa Now, a weekend festival spotlighting today’s African music scene, centered around a blow-out concert event on the legendary Apollo stage.  Africa Now features a powerful lineup of artists who have drawn upon their roots for inspiration – and transplanted them onto the global music landscape.


Africa Now: Artist Talk

March 15, 2013

7:30-8:30 pm

Apollo Soundstage

Tickets: Free (RSVP required)

The Apollo kicks off Africa Now with a meet-the-artist panel discussion moderated by WBAI's Esther Armah. The conversation, featuring participating festival artists, focuses on how their cultural identities inform their unique brand of music and how in turn that music fosters global exchange and transformation.  Festival artists include: Blitz the Ambassador, FreshlyGround, NnekaLokua Kanza, Simphiwe Dana and The Soil. 


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Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

Friday, March 15, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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About the Apollo Theater

The Apollo is a national treasure that has had significant impact on the development of American culture and its popularity around the world.  Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo Theater has played a major role in cultivating artists and in the emergence of innovative musical genres including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul, and hip-hop.  Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis, Jr., James Brown, Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, and countless others began their road to stardom on the Apollo’s stage. The Apollo Theater’s new artistic vision builds on this legacy.  New Apollo programming has music as its core, driving large scale and more intimate music, dance, and theater presentations.  The Apollo will continue to present historically relevant programs, as well as more forward-looking, contemporary work. Based on its cultural significance and architecture, the Apollo Theater received state and city landmark designation in 1983 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, visit www.apollotheater.org.


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