MORE OCTOBER / NOVEMBER AFRICAN EVENTS
- Some more events to share with you.SUN 10/24 -- DRUM UP THE VOTE NITE w/ COMEDIAN MICHAEL BLACKSON -- Felt -- BostonAfrican International Night at Felt is hosting a "Drum Up the Vote" night from 9pm - 2am to encourage the 76,000 Africans living in Massachusetts to get out and vote. Come and meet Governor's African Council members to hear how you can be part of strengthening the African voice. Also performing will be Africa's King of Comedy, Michael Blackson. More info: gaccampaign@...; Roy Afrique -- afriqueevents@...; 781-354-1850.Sun 10/24 -- KANDA BONGO MAN ON AFRICA KABISA -- WMBR 88.1fm & www.wmbr.orgWith a career that spans back to the 1970s, Congolese soukous legend Kanda Bongo Man is still active and has a new release "Non-Stop Feeling" (Tabilulu Productions). He'll be joining us by phone at the start of the show (4pm), along with Tabilulu's Lubangi Muniania. We look forward to speaking with KBM about his musical life, past and present (and maybe ask him about that signature hat...).Sun 10/24 -- GET OUT THE VOTE -- WMBR 88.1fm & www.wmbr.orgIn our second hour, we'll be talking about African voter mobilization with Jean Nganji from the Governor's African Council (GAC) and Frank Soults from the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)Sun 10/31 -- NETWORK AFRIQUE EVENT -- Teranga Restaurant -- BostonNetwork Afrique's fourth event of the year focuses on "Poverty Alleviation and Economic Development in Africa". Welcoming reception 2 - 4pm, Panel discussion 4 - 6pm, Dinner reception 6 - 8pm. Cover fee $25 includes complimentary appetizer from Teranga Restaurant. More info: Akouassi Yao, akouassi.ekouba@...Sun 10/31 -- AWILO LONGOMBA -- Felt -- BostonAwilo comes to Felt's African International Night. 9pm - 2am. More info: Roy Afrique -- afriqueevents@...; 781-354-1850.NOVEMBERTue 11/2 -- ELECTION DAY! Get out and vote.Sun 11/7 -- WMBR FUNDRAISER -- AFRICA KABISA -- WMBR 88.1fm & www.wmbr.orgCall from 4-6pm that day at 617 -253-8810 or pledge online that week at www.wmbr.orgSun 11/7 -- AFROCUBISM (Mali / Cuba) -- Berklee Performance Center -- BostonAfrica Kabisa loves the new CD! Here is a description of the upcoming show adapted from www.worldmusic.org: AfroCubism was the original idea for what became the Buena Vista Social Club. But the story goes that a few lost passports meant that the Africans stayed home, so instead another rather fine but different record was made. Now the original plan is finally being realized with an extraordinary group of 13 musicians from Cuba and Mali, including Cuban singer-guitarist Eliades Ochoa, Toumani Diabaté (kora), Bassekou Kouyate (ngoni), Kassé Mady Diabaté (vocals), and Djelimady Tounkara (guitar).Sat 11/13 -- CLEMENTINE REFUGEE SCHOLARSHIP FUND FUNDRAISER -- First Parish UU Church -- LexingtonRaise funds to provide college scholarships for refugees. From 6pm - 9pm, food, workshop, discussion, dance performance by refugee group. Contact bethany@... to purchase tickets or to get more information or visit http://www.clemrsf.orgWed 11/17 -- PLAYING FOR CHANGE LIVE -- Symphony Hall -- BostonThe Playing For Change 2010 fall tour includes from Africa: Senegalese guitarist Ilon Ba (Baaba Maal), percussionist Mohammed Alidu (of Northern Ghana), vocalist/percussionist Mermans Kenkosenki (of Dem Rep. Congo), guitarist Jason Tamba (Dem Rep. Congo), and vocalist Titi Tsira (Gugulethu, African township in the Western Cape). More info: www.bostonsymphonyhall.orgFri 11/19 -- DEBO BAND (Ethiopia) -- Johnny D's -- SomervilleBoston's Ethiopian groove collective.Sat 11/27 -- ORCHESTRA TROPICANA D'HAITI (Haiti) -- Wonderland Ballroom-- RevereHaiti's legendary Orchestra Tropicana returns for their annual Thanksgiving weekend performance at Wonderland Ballroom (formerly Club Lido).
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