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  • P. Sylvie Yonke
    Sent by: World Music Institute NEXT AT WMI Africa Now: Blitz the Ambassador / Nneka / Freshly Ground / Lokua Kanza Saturday, Mar 16 at 8:00PM Apollo Theater A
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      Africa Now: Blitz the Ambassador / Nneka / Freshly Ground / Lokua Kanza
      Saturday, Mar 16 at 8:00PM
      Apollo Theater

      A blow-out concert event on the legendary mainstage of Harlem’s Apollo Theater!
      In one evening, for one ticket price, hear a lineup of artists who have drawn upon their roots for inspiration—and transplanted them into the global music landscape.
      Blitz the Ambassador, a Ghanian-born rapper who, with his brass-heavy Embassy Ensemble, unites worlds of hip-hop, Afrobeat, highlife and soukous; Nneka, the Nigerian-German hip-hop/soul songstress who draws on reggae, blues, folk and rap in her anthems of protest and struggle; the Cape Town-based, multiracial pop sensation Freshlyground; and Congolese troubadour Lokua Kanza, whose haunting voice and folk-like songs have made him out of the most beloved African stars of the last 20 years.

      Hosted by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson.

      Other Africa Now weekend events include an Artists Panel Discussion and a Family show.
      More info...


      Maestros in Concert
      Pandit Shivkumar Sharma & Zakir Hussain
      Saturday, March 30th at 8:00PM
      Town Hall

      More Info...
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      Dancing the Gods Weekend Festival
      Surupa Sen & Bijayini Satpathy
      of India's famed dance troupe
      Saturday, April 6 & 7 at 8pm
      NYU Skirball Center
      More info...


      NYU Skirball Presents
      WUNDERKAMMER by Circa
      Wednesday, March 20- Sunday, March 24,
      NYU Skirball Center
      566 LaGuardia Pl (at Washington Square), NYC
      Tickets $30-$58; WMI Members: 40% Off for with code WMI40
      More Info...
      From Australia, this 21st Century circus brings contemporary dance, burlesque, performance art as well as virtuosic acrobatics into genre-bending
      pieces that celebrate the expressive possibilities of the human body.
      Wunderkammer is a breathtaking spectacle, full of sheer physical poetry.


      Blue Note Jazz Club Presents
      Afro-Cuban All Stars
      Thursday, March 14 - Sunday, March 17
      Note Jazz Club
      131 West 3rd Street, NYC
      Tickets $30-45
      More Info...

      Don’t miss this chance to see former members of the Buena Vista Social Club in an intimate jazz club setting! Led by Juan de Marcos González, the Afro-Cuban All Stars have a mission to show the world the wealth, diversity and
      vitality of Cuban music.


      WMI Friends enjoy ticket discounts and priority seating throughout the season! Click Here for more info & to become a WMI member — or simply make a donation by clicking the button above. Thank you!




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