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Mbongwana Star touring before “Africa Now!” concert at The Apollo (w/ Songhoy Blues & more)


The fifth annual “Africa Now!” concert, part of the World Music Institute’s 2016/2017 season, goes down at NYC’s Apollo Theatre on March 11 with headliners Mbongwana Star and Songhoy Blues.The lineup has expanded and changed since the initial lineup and now also features Paris-based Mauritanian singer-songwriter Daby Touré, South African soul singer TUELO and Nigeria’s DJ Nemin. South African comedian Loyiso Gola will host the night and tickets are still available

Mbongwana Star have other North American dates leading up to “Africa Now!” and those are listed, along with videos for all acts playing “Africa Now!’, below.

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Mbongwana Star – 2017 Tour Dates
Fri 03 Mar 2017 Cedar Cultural Center – Global Roots Minneapolis, MN, US
Sat 04 Mar 2017 Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago, IL, US
Fri 10 Mar 2017 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA, US
Sat 11 Mar 2017 The Apollo NYC
Sun 23 Apr 2017 Musée du Quai Branly Paris, France
Fri 28 Apr 2017 Le PreO Strasbourg, France
Thu 10 Aug 2017 — Sun 13 Aug 2017 BoomTown Fair !!! 2017 Winchester, UK

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