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  • africakabisa
    Lots of new events added for June. And lots of ticket giveaways will be happening in coming weeks on Africa Kabisa! JUNE WED 6/17 -- BAMBINO (Niger) --
    Message 1 of 7 , Jun 14, 2009
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      Lots of new events added for June. And lots of ticket giveaways will be happening in coming weeks on Africa Kabisa!
       
      JUNE
       
      WED 6/17 -- BAMBINO (Niger) -- Johnny D's -- Somerville
      Singer and guitarist of traditionally-based Tuareg music from Niger
       
       
      SAT 6/20 -- AFRICAN FESTIVAL -- Sampas Pavilion -- Lowell
      11am - 7pm. For more info: www.africanfestivallowell.org
       
       
      SAT 6/20 -- THE RUBBLEBUCKET ORCHESTRA (afrobeat) -- Harper's Ferry -- Allston
       
       
      TUE 6/23 -- YOUSSOUPHA SIDIBE (Senegal) -- Johnny D's -- Somerville
      Youssoupha's musical career began over twenty years ago in his home of Senegal, West Africa, where he was trained as a Kora player at the National Music Conservatory of Senegal. His music fuses traditional West African sounds on the Kora, with the Sufi devotional chanting of the Senegalese Baay Faal community
       
       
      WED 6/24 -- FEMI KUTI (Nigeria) -- Paradise Rock Club -- Boston
      Son of Fela. Tickets $25.
       
       
      FRI 6/26-- CAMEROON LEGENDS TOUR (Cameroon) -- Club Lido -- Revere
      This tour features musicians famous since the 1970s -- ANDRE-MARIE TALA, EMILE KANGUE, and JACOB NGUNI -- and comedian DAVE K. MOKTOI. Blind singer/guitarist Andre-Marie Tala has released decades of stylistically diverse hits including "Hot Koki" and "Je Vais a Yaounde". Emile Kangue began his career with the legendary band Black Styl, and has continued strong in the makossa tradition. Jacob Nguni was the lead guitarist for Prince Nico Mbarga and Rocafil Jazz, imprinting his riffs on hits like "Sweet Mother" and "Aki Special". Tickets $50 (discounts available for purchases of 2 or more) at http://partners.ticketleap.com or www.ticketmaster.com . More info: 617-513-9459. (Tune into Africa Kabisa on Sunday 6/21 for interviews with some of these artists and ticket giveaways!)
       
       
      SUN 6/28 -- ORAN ETKIN & GROUP KELENIA (Israel / Mali) -- Johnny D's -- Somerville
      Israeli-born clarinetist/saxophonist Oran Etkin's Group Kalenia includes Malian influences and musicians such Balla Kouyate (balafon) and Makane Kouyate (calabash).
       
       
      JULY
       
      SAT 7/4 -- CAPE VERDEAN FESTIVAL (Cape Verde) -- City Hall Plaza -- Boston
       
       
      SAT 7/11 -- THE N AFFAIR FEATURING DJ MONDY (Uganda) -- Courtyard by Marriott -- Cambridge
      "The N Affair" is a new monthly event happening at 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge from 9pm - 2am featuring different dj's. DJ Mondy will be at the helm on 7/11. Tickets $15, dress to impress. For more info: 617-594-4000 or thenaffair@...
       
       
      WED 7/15 -- KING SUNNY ADE & HIS AFROBEATS (Nigeria) -- Museum of Fine Arts -- Boston
      The king of Nigerian juju music makes a long-awaited and much-anticipated Boston return for an outdoor concert in the courtyard at the MFA. More info: www.mfa.org
       
       
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      Every Friday -- African night at Club Caravan in Revere
      Every Sunday -- Creole Fusion at 33 Stanhope Street in Boston
       
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    • africakabisa
      The summer is heating up with several African festivals and several great Cuban bands coming to the Boston area! JUNE Sat 6/19 -- ALL CAMEROON CULTURAL
      Message 2 of 7 , Jun 16, 2010
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        The summer is heating up with several African festivals and several great Cuban bands coming to the Boston area!
         
        JUNE
         
        Sat 6/19 -- ALL CAMEROON CULTURAL DAY (Cameroon) -- Lawrence Elks -- Lawrence
        More info: Peter Tamajong of CAMSOC, ptamajong@...
         
         
        Tue 6/22 -- PUPY Y LOS QUE SON SON (Cuba) -- Wilbur Theatre -- Boston
        Cedar Pedroso (aka Pupy) was the former pianist for Los Van Van and composer of some of the band's greatest hits. His own 16-piece group, Pupy y Los Que Son Son, have been receiving rave reviews for their fantastic shows and hot timba rhythms. More info: www.thewibur.com
         
         
        Fri 6/ 25 -- Sun 6/27 -- NDAJE FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN MUSIC AND DANCE (Senegal, Guinea) -- Cambridge
        Hosted by Papa N'Diaye of the National Ballet of Senegal and the Mdaje School of African Arts, the Ndaje Festival brings to Boston a full line-up of master African dance and music artists to teach djembe, sabar, and kutiro dance, drum, and song. Classes will be held for three days at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, and Les Enfants du Soleil African Dance Theatre will be performing Saturday evening at MIT's Kresge Auditorium. More info: www.papendiaye.com/ndajefestival and www.ndajearts.org
         
         
        Sat 6/26 -- AFRICAN FESTIVAL LOWELL -- Sampus Pavilion -- Lowell
        From 11am - 7pm. More info: http://www.africanfestivallowell.org/
         
         
        Tue 6/29 -- AFRO CUBAN ALL STARS (Cuba) -- Wilbur Theatre -- Boston
        Juan de Marcos Gonzalez and the legendary Afro Cuban All Stars will be making a rare Boston appearance, playing the classic sounds of son montuno, guajira, danzon, and more. More info: www.thewilbur.com
         
         
        JULY
         
        Sat 7/17 -- BOSTON'S FIRST AFRICAN FESTIVAL -- BOSTON CITY HALL PLAZA -- 9am - 9pm
        Boston's First African Festival kicks off with a drum call parade at 10am at Boston Common and continues on to Boston City Hall Plaza with crafts, food, and music (performers include local and international acts such as Lamine Toure, Atlas Soul, Bouro Mpela, Teeyah, and more.) If you are interested in being a sponsor or vendor, contact Mireille Tushiminina at 857-249-3831 or email mtushiminina@....
         
         
        Wed 7/21 -- CHIWONISO (Zimbabwe) -- Museum of Fine Arts -- Boston
        Zimbabwe's Chiwoniso plays mbira-based music. She is touring in support of her CD "Rebel Woman" (Cumbancha) and will be performing as part of the MFA's Concerts in the Courtyard series. More info: www.mfa.org
         
         
        Thu 7/29 -- BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA (Mali) -- Johnny D's -- Somerville
        Malian music sensation Bassekou Kouyate is the leader of Ngoni Ba, which incorporates four ngonis (traditional Malian stringed instruments) into its line-up. More info: www.johnnyds.com
         
         
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      • africakabisa
        Boston s summer looks like it will be an amazing time for African events! Check back on this site for updates. And, be sure to tune into Africa Kabisa for
        Message 3 of 7 , May 29, 2011
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          Boston's summer looks like it will be an amazing time for African events! Check back on this site for updates. And, be sure to tune into Africa Kabisa for ticket giveaways for many of these shows.
           
          JUNE
           
          Thu 6/2 -- CHICAGO AFROBEAT BAND (Afrobeat) -- Johnny D's -- Somerville
          Chicago Afrobeat Band (CABc) explores the range of afrobeat styles, merging funk, rock, experimental jazz, Afro-Cuba, highlife and juju music into a hypnotic mix. Showtime 8pm.
           
           
          Sat 6/4 -- THE MACROTONES (Afrobeat) -- Johnny D's -- Somerville
          Local afrobeat band CD release party, Showtime 10pm.
           
           
          Sat 6/4 -- ZILI MISIK (Haitian) -- Beehive -- Boston
          Zili Misik is all-female local band that fuses Haitian misik rasin, jazz, roots reggae, samba, Cuban son, and neo soul.
           
           
          Sat 6/11 -- SIERRA LEONE'S REFUGEE ALL STARS (Sierra Leone) -- Johnny D's -- Somerville
          Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars began playing music together in refugee camps during the country's years of conflict. Since then, they have successfully toured the world with their unique sounds of goombay, reggae, and Afro-pop. Showtime 7-9pm.
           
           
          Mon 6/27 -- FRESHLY GROUND (South Africa) -- Brighton Music Hall -- Allston
           
          South Africa's Freshly Ground mix together urban and traditional musical styles. Opening act is Zili Misik. Presented by www.worldmusic.org
           
          JULY
           
          Sat 7/2 -- ALL CAMEROON CULTURAL DAY (Cameroon) -- St. James Armenian Church Hall -- Watertown
          Celebrating Cameroonian culture and traditions. More info: Bernard (781-866-6649)

           

          Sun 7/10 -- NOVALIMA (Afro-Peruvian) --Johnny D's -- Somerville
          Novalima blends Afro-Peruvian rhythms and melodies with cutting edge electronica dance styles. Showtime 9pm.

           

          Thu 7/14 -- BOMBINO (Niger) -- Brighton Music Hall -- Allston
          Tuareg guitarist Bombino is attracting massive attention with his new Cumbancha label release Agadez. Presented by www.worldmusic.org

           

          Fri 7/15 & Sun 7/17 -- Women United for the Advancement of African Countries Conference & Expo -- Hyatt Hotel -- Boston
          The Shalupe Foundation presents this conference to mobilize women of African descent to form alliances to address existing critical conditions in Africa. More info: www.shalupe.org

           

          Sat 7/16 -- 2nd ANNUAL AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF BOSTON -- City Hall Plaza -- Boston
          Boston's free 2nd Annual African Festival will run from 9am - 8pm on City Hall Plaza. Performers include Kina Zori, Offiong Bassey, Binchini Ba Congo, Naomi Achu, Mama Fatou, Samba Cisse, Akwaaba Ensemble. Website: www.africanfestivalboston.org

           

          Mon 7/25 -- OUMOU SANGARE (Mali) -- Paradise Rock Club -- Boston
          Wassoulou singer and superstar Oumou Sangare returns to Boston for the first time in over a decade. Presented by www.worldmusic.org

           

          Tue 7/26 -- ETRAN FINATAWA (Niger) -- Johnny D's -- Somerville
          Etran Finatwa is a group of musicians from Niger whose "Nomad Blues" style is a collaboration of various ethnic traditions, including those of the Tuareg and Wodaabe-Fulani. Showtime 8pm.

           

          Wed 7/27 -- DEBO BAND (Ethiopia) -- Museum of Fine Arts -- Boston
          Debo Band will be joined by renowned Ethiopian musicians and dancers Fendika and NOMO at this concert in the courtyard event. More info: www.mfa.org

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        • africakabisa
          Summer is heating up, which means we can look forward to many more Boston-area African events! JUNE SAT 6/22 -- AMADOU & MARIAM(Mali) -- Paradise Rock Club
          Message 4 of 7 , Jun 17, 2013
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            Summer is heating up, which means we can look forward to many more Boston-area African events!
             
            JUNE

            SAT 6/22 -- AMADOU & MARIAM(Mali) -- Paradise Rock Club -- Boston
            www.worldmusic.org
             
            TUE 6/25 -- KINA ZORE (Mozambique/Boston) -- Regattabar at Charles Hotel -- Cambridge
             
            WED 6/26 -- HUGH MASEKELA & LARRY WILLIS (South Africa) -- Regattabar at Charles Hotel -- Cambridge
            South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela teams up in duo with jazz pianist Larry Willis
             
            JULY

            WED 7/3 -- EMELINE MICHEL(Haiti) -- Museum of Fine Arts -- Boston
            MFA Concert in the courtyard
             
            SAT 7/6 -- 4TH ANNUAL AFRICAN FESTIVAL BOSTON -- City Hall Plaza -- Boston
             
            SAT 7/13 -- African Health Cup -- Cawley Stadium -- Lowell
            Presented by the Africans for Improved Access (AFIA) program of the Multicultural AIDS Coalition (MAC)

            WED 7/17 -- FATOUMATA DIAWARA (Mali) -- Museum of Fine Arts -- Boston
            MFA Concert in the courtyard
             
            SAT 7/27 - SUN 7/28 -- LOWELL FOLK FESTIVAL -- Downtown Lowell -- Lowell
            Performers include Aurelio Martinez & Garifuna Soul; Masters of Cape Verdean Music featuring Lutchiana; and the West African Highlife Band. More info: www.lowellfolkfestival.org
             
             
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            WMBR 88.1 FM
            Africa Kabisa w/ DJ Julia Mongo
            Boston's African Music Radio Show
            Sundays 4-6pm EST (1600-1800h)
            Broadcasting at 88.1fm and streaming live at
            www.wmbr.org
            Listener request line: 617-253-8810
            Archives:
            www.wmbr.org
            Email: africa@...
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