SAT 4/5 -- GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE w/ UMALALI & AURELIO MARTINEZ (Belize) -- Johnny D's -- Somerville
The Garifuna Collective is carrying on Andy Palacio's legacy in preserving and showcasing the African-Carib Garifuna culture of Central America. Umalali, an all-women Garifuna group, has a new release on Cumbancha Records. Guitarist and singer Aurelio Martinez is highly respected as one of the new voices of Paranda music.
SAT 4/5 -- MATIMBA YA RIPFUMELO (South Africa) -- UNITED AGAINST AIDS BENEFIT CONCERT -- Regent Theatre -- Arlington
15-voice ensemble presents South African traditional folk songs and gospel music. All vproceeds to benefit Izimbali Zesizwe (Flowers of the Nation), an orphan feeding and outreach program in South Africa. More info: www.regenttheatre.com
SAT 4/5 -- MARCH FOR PEACE IN CAMEROON -- Middlesex College -- Lowell
Rally for peace and unity in Cameroon. All Cameroonians and friends of Cameroon are invited. The march will begin at 10am at Middlesex College on Merrimack St. in Lowell and continue to Lowell City Hall. A second march will be held in Boston on Friday April 18, beginning at 1pm at the Boston Common and continuing to the French Consulate. More info: camerooniansofnewengland@...
SUN 4/13 -- AFRICAN RHYTHMS BENEFIT CONCERT (Mali) -- Dance Complex -- Cambridge
Benefit for Build A School in Africa Project, a non-profit collaborating with Save The Children to build schools in southern Mali. African Rhythms features drumming and dancing from Mali, Senegal, and Guinea. This show will also be performed on Saturday April 12 at 7:30pm at Cronin Auditorium, Rt 111, Harvard MA. More info: www.buildaschoolinafrica.org
SUN 4/13 -- CARIMI (Haiti) -- Club Pure -- Boston
MON 4/14 -- MULATU ASTATKE (Ethiopia) -- Sanders Theatre -- Cambridge
Free Concert at 8pm! A great opportunity to catch a performance by the pioneer of Ethiojazz. This concert is taking place as part of a symposium on the Ethiopian American diaspora and will feature a premiere of Mulatu's new works, performed with the Either Orchestra.
FRI 4/18 -- VUSI MAHLASELA (South Africa) -- Somerville Theatre -- Somerville
Known as "The Voice," guitarist, singer, and political activist Vusi Mahlasela is a powerful and unforgettable performer. More info: www.worldmusic.org
EVERY FRIDAY -- Club Afrik -- Club Lido -- Revere
EVERY SATURDAY -- Club Serengeti -- Something Irresistable -- Lynn
EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY -- Club Rendezvous -- Moody Street -- Waltham
EVERY SUNDAY -- Caribbean Night (zouk & kompa) -- Club Pure -- Boston
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