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What A Wonderful World: Akoko Nante - Pan-African Music & Percussion

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Queens Library

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Queens, NY 11432

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Queens Library in Partnership with The Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ This is a song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!

Akoko Nante Ensemble, a Pan African percussion/vocal group, based out of Queens, presents music that has been harvested from the continent of Africa and through its diaspora. They will offer their rendition of ‘What a Wonderful World’ as well as songs from locales as diverse as the court of the royal palaces of Ghana, the groves of old Haiti, and the seaside shanties of Cuba. Their high energy performances will allow the audience to learn more about the origins of this unique musical genres while being wildly entertained!

Saturday, April 14
2pm
St. Albans
191-05 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans, 11412

Saturday, June 9
3pm
Jackson Heights
35-51 81 Street, Jackson Heights, 11372

Saturday, June 16
3pm
Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, 11004


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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