ICONS & INNOVATORS BENEFIT PARTY
Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Afropop Worldwide and Timothy & Shigeko Bork invite you to celebrate Icons & Innovators of African and diasporan music and culture, Thursday, September 29th. Join us and our Benefit Chairs—Jeffrey Sturchio, Chairman of the Corporate Council on Africa; Stephen Hendel, Lead Producer of FELA! on Broadway; and philanthropist Rosemary Pritzker—for a festive evening to benefit Afropop’s Peabody Award-winning work, connecting the world to phenomenal music and inspiring stories of Africa and the African Diaspora for 28 years. Meet Afropop host Georges Collinet and leaders in African affairs, business, media and entertainment.
Live performances by Congolese Singing Legend
Rising Star Nigerian Visual Artist
Business Casual | Traditional Attire | African Passed Hors d’Ourves | Open Bar
Guests who purchase tickets for the VIP Reception will have an exclusive opportunity to meet with the honorees and special guests, plus be painted by Senbanjo, whose Sacred Art of the Ori was recently featured in Beyoncé’s Emmy-nominated Lemonade visual album and BET International/Grammy Museum’s Sounds of Africa exhibit.
VIP Cocktail Reception with Honorees & Special Guests
Exclusive opportunity for personal painting by Laolu Senbanjo
General Admission Party
Presentation of Icon & Innovator Awards
Live Music by Samba Mapangala
Laolu Senbanjo performing Sacred Art of the Ori
***Location and address of event to be shared upon purchase of tickets.***
General Admission $100 ($65 Tax Deductible)
VIP Reception $250 ($200 Tax Deductible)
Timothy & Shigeko Bork
Sue Porter Kelly
ABOUT AFROPOP WORLDWIDE
Afropop Worldwide is a Peabody Award-winning weekly radio series, podcast and website that promotes the understanding and enjoyment of the contemporary music cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. On air continuously since 1988 and hosted by broadcast personality Georges Collinet from Cameroon, the series is distributed by Public Radio International to over 100 stations in the U.S. and is heard on six continents. We introduce listeners to brilliant, world-class musicians, exploring their art in its cultural context. We’ve taken listeners on journeys to over 30 countries through our groundbreaking field work. We believe that we are satisfying the deeply felt desires of Americans to connect to the world, using music to tell stories that go far beyond the media’s steady coverage of conflict and calamity in Africa. One of our top priorities is to keep developing a younger, web-oriented audience by publishing unique content daily on our blog, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, e-Newsletter, YouTube, Tumblr, and Instagram. Afropop Worldwide presents artists rarely covered in mainstream American media, offering cutting-edge, valuable insight into the beauty and relevance of African and diasporan creativity.
For more info, please contact us at 718-398-2733 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.afropop.org