NY: Apollo Theater Presents "Africa Now"
- March 15 and 16
The Apollo Theater, in collaboration with World Music Institute, presents Africa Now a weekend festival spotlighting todayâs African music scene.
The weekend will feature a powerful lineup of artists who have drawn upon their roots for inspiration â" and transplanted them onto the global music landscape. This festival will be anchored by a blow-out concert on the Apollo stage featuring: Nneka, Nigerian-German hip-hop/soul songstress; Blitz the Ambassador, revolutionary Ghanian hip-hop star; FreshlyGround, the Cape Town-based, multi-racial septet; and Lokua Kanza, internationally renowned singer. Africa Now marks the legendary Theaterâs first time presenting a festival.