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ICONS & INNOVATORS BENEFIT PARTY

Afropop Worldwide

Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

ICONS & INNOVATORS BENEFIT PARTY

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission 2d 17h 15m $100.00 $3.49
VIP Reception 2d 17h 15m $250.00 $7.24
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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

Samba Mapangala

&

Rising Star Nigerian Visual Artist

Laolu Senbanjo


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.


EVENT SCHEDULE

6-7pm

VIP Cocktail Reception with Honorees & Special Guests

Exclusive opportunity for personal painting by Laolu Senbanjo


7-9pm

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.***


TICKET LEVELS

General Admission $100 ($65 Tax Deductible) 

VIP Reception $250 ($200 Tax Deductible)


BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Chairs
Jeffrey Sturchio
Stephen Hendel
Rosemary Pritzker

Hosts
Timothy & Shigeko Bork
David Greeley
Marika Partridge
Sue Porter Kelly
Georges Collinet
Fiona Dunne


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 | info@afropop.org | www.afropop.org

Have questions about ICONS & INNOVATORS BENEFIT PARTY? Contact Afropop Worldwide

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Georgetown, Washingotn D.C.



Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


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