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
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, Nneka, Lokua Kanza, Simphiwe Dana and The Soil.