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Africa Salon Festival Brings African Culture to New Haven, Connecticut, USAscare d

NEW HAVEN — The Yale African Initiative will host the first “Africa Salon” featuring a festival filled with African arts, culture, music, and contemporary artists at the Afro-American Cultural Center in New Haven Friday and Saturday. The festival will highlight African music, fashion, dance, art, film, literature, and much more, giving people an opportunity to […]

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EVENT ALERT: Soumu Brings West Africa to Asheville, North Carolina

Because not everyone can make it to a West African party, there’s the Asheville Soumu. The celebration of West African food, music and dancing happens Friday evening at New Mountain AVL. It was rescheduled from its original February date due to inclement weather. The inaugural Soumu in 2013 served as a fundraiser for local djembe […]

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EVENT ALERT: Fundraiser for West Africa Clean Water Project in Healdsburg, Carlifonia

A West African themed fundraiser at the Villa Chanticleer on March 28 at 5:30 pm to raise funds for the Clean Water Project in Guinea Bissau. West African music expert Steve Pile for Healdsburg itself performing live and Chef Alfredo from Guinea will be preparing a ‘sumptuous’ dinner. According to Patch.com The Clean Water Project […]

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African Music in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

Concert-goers will enjoy a celebration of international music when Garth Prince returns to the Grove on March 14. Dedicated to his love for African music, Prince’s style is rooted in African stories, culture and encourages audience participation. “When you try to explain culture it can be a dry subject,” Prince said. “But when you use […]

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Trio Da Kali Brings the Unique Sound of African Music to The Stables

THE three musicians of Trio Da Kali hail from the Mande culture of Mali, from a heritage of distinguished griots, the caste of specialist hereditary musical artisans. Their performance offers a rare glimpse into the soul of the griot’s art, celebrating the African continent’s finest, most subtle and sublime music. The trio’s performance revolves around […]

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Twenty Years of Freedom: A South African Musical Celebration @ Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC

“Freedom Fighter.” “Political Prisoner.” “Statesman.” These are the words engraved on one of Washington, D.C.’s newest memorial statues—of Nelson Mandela—in front of the South African Embassy. Three simple titles conceal a lifetime of struggle and oppression in South Africa, a complex story that will be told through uplifting music in a special concert coming to […]

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Festival Celebrates Sights, Sounds, Tastes of Local African Communities in Waterloo, Canada

KITCHENER — Monday might have been the coldest day ever recorded, but bright tunes and spice-infused aromas at the fifth annual Bring on the Sunshine African Festival offered a warm reprieve from winter. Organizer James Kandoja said the various food stands, vendors, live music, dancing and visual art on display gives the region’s African diaspora […]

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D’Banj, Ice Prince, Sarkodie, Samini, R2Bees, Victoria Kimani and others fto rock SXSW Music Festival 2015 in Texas, USA

According to several sources Afrobeats are going to be a major feature at the world famous SXSW (South By South West) Musical Festival of 2015 at the Austin Convention Centre in Austin, Texas, USA. One source reported that “Sounds from Africa and Sounds from the Caribbean” will take over Palm Door on Sixth (508 E. […]

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Savanna Jazz Events Showcase African Influences – San Francisco, CA, USA

Pascal Bokar, who grew up in Mali and Senegal before moving to San Francisco, personally has experienced the similarities between West African and American music. And in his career as a guitarist, composer, club owner and music professor at University of San Francisco, he fuses American jazz with its origins by adding African rhythms to […]

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Nico & Vinz: From Norway to Rochester, USA

Nico and Vinz to perform NFL — Pepsi’s Hyped for Halftime campaign When Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery, better known as the pop/hip-hop duo Nico & Vinz, think about football, they tend to associate with the sport with the round ball played on the pitch. That’s because the performers hail from Norway, where “football” means […]

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Africa Oyé Festival Returns in June 2015

Africa Oyé, the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture returns to Liverpool on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21, 2015. The festival reported record audiences last summer. Some of the best artists from across Africa, the Caribbean and the wider diaspora will be joined by the traditional eclectic ‘Oyé Village’ featuring […]

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Wizkid and Basketmouth Announce UK Winter Tour Dates

The UK 2014 winter season is going to go off with a bang, with Nigerian singer Wizkid coming to shut it down, alongside fellow Nigerian and superstar comedian Basketmouth. We caught the information of this double act at on Basketmouth’s Youtube channel, where made a press release alongside the Starboy himself. The main date is […]

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