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651 Arts brings African culture to Brooklyn – hosting Hugh Masekela & Somi (tonight)

As part of the 651 Arts series of performance-interviews conducted by artists of artists, world renowned South African horn-player, composer and vocalist Hugh Masekela will interview American-Rwandan and -Ugandan jazz vocalist and songwriter Somi...

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Diblo Dibala is here! (SOB’s tonight) (check out these videos)

African guitar god Diblo Dibala makes a rare appearance at SOB's in NYC tonight (12/23). Tickets are still available. Get ready to dance. Learn some moves in the videos below...

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Timothy S. Griffin
Timothy S. Griffin
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Tinariwen win an award, announce tour dates ++ upcoming King Sunny Ade, Rokia Traore & Bassekou Kouyate shows too

Tinariwen @ (Le) Poisson Rouge in April (more by Tim Griffin)

Malian band Tinariwen recently won the 2009 Uncut Music Award for best album (given and then play a rare Brooklyn show (their first...

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Jacob Blickenstaff
Jacob Blickenstaff
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Extra Golden & Meta @ Le Poisson Rouge, NYC – pics

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New Africa Live presented a concert at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on Saturday (4/11). The show featured a short film, a solo acoustic set from Meta Dia and a full set from Thrill Jockey artists Extra Golden (who are on tour)...

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Extra Golden played KF (pics), African Guitar Fest is Sunday

Live, the fusionish nature of the music become apparent very quickly. The benga influence is indeed obvious, with the group's three guitarists playing catchy melodies in syncopated, danceable rhythms...

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Summerstage – Born Ruffians pics & free Vieux Farka Toure

This post is the last in a three-part series on a free show that happened at Central Park Summerstage in NYC on June 14th. It started with Vampire Weekend...

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Orchestra Baobab – 2008 Tour Dates (2 free NYC shows)

Orchestra Baobab is a Senegalese Afro-Cuban, Son, and Pachanga band. Organized in 1970, as a multi-ethnic, multi-national club band, Orchestre Baobab adapted the then current craze for Cuban Music (growing out of the Congolese Soukous style) in West Africa to Wolof Griot culture and the Mandinga musical traditions of the Casamance...

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Extra Golden – 2008 tour dates, free shows, The Ex & WFMU

DOWNLOAD: Extra Golden - Obama (MP3)
Extra Golden is a band that started as an inter-continental collaboration between Kenyan and A...

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Cat Power to Africa soon, presale now

CHARITY ROUTING CHANGED:
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO ETHIOPIA, KENYA,
INDIA, BANGLADESH, AND SOME OTHER PLACES
THAT I PROBABLY COULD NEVER SPELL CORRECTLY,
BY 4X4 IN BETWEEN THOSE SAID CITIES

JUST KEEPIN WHO'S INTERESTED, IN THE LOOP HERE-

JUST BOUGHT ALL MY FLIGHTS
AND SENT MY 8 PASSPORT PHOTOS+PASSPORT FOR VISA'S
+ I GET ALL MY VACCINE SHOTS + MALARIA ETC...

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