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African Day Parade brightens Harlem

Hundreds of proud Africans represented their nations during the annual African Day Parade in Harlem recently. Despite the mass shooting that took place in Nairobi just one day prior, Kenyans in New York proudly represented their country at the African ...

Klaasen scores with 'Makeba'

South African artist Lorraine Klaasen is incomparable. This was established at the recent Juno Awards,...

New in 2013: Femi Kuti tour; Michelle Williams joins 'Fela!'; Peter Brook at BAM

Africa Sings! And the world is its stage as 2013 unfolds enchantingly, ushering in exciting...

Staff Benda Bilili transforms Symphony Space

The lead-in to the concert started outside of the Peter Norton Symphony Space as several...

Sunday in Harlem with "Fela!"

"Fela!" was in Harlem on a recent Sunday morning as members of the "Fela!" group...

African focus in human rights film fest

The 50th anniversary of the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights took place in 1998....

Femi Kuti Talks Love and Care for Africa in 2011 Grammy Nominated Album, "Africa for Africa"

2011 was a good year for the international Afrobeat superstar Femi Kuti-a very good year....

Digital generation making history with 'Femi Kuti and the Masses'

"Let's Make History" is the final track on Femi Kuti's Grammy-nominated album "Day By Day"...

'Fela!' world tour scores Africa Sings! Top Pick of 2011

"Fela!" is a dazzling, sizzling showstopper. From its triple Tony award-winning rave Broadway run at...

Actor/director William Nadylam stands tall in Peter Brook's 'A Magic Flute'

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort...

Aime Cesaire's 'A Season in the Congo' opens at the Lion's Theatre

The brutal season in the Congo continues to look very bleak. As such we proceed...

First Lady Mrs. Michelle Obama loves "Fela!"

On Thursday evening, Nov. 18, Mrs. Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States...

'Fela!' dazzled Broadway with brilliance, majesty, and "no artificiality"

Will Broadway ever again experience the inextinguishable fire and sweet, soul-scorching passion of another fascinating,...

SummerStage delivers love to New York City with Hugh Masekela, Freshly Ground and Somi

Hugh Maskela Last Sunday, "Africa Sings!" attended the phenomenal SummerStage concert at Central Park, where...

Around and about NYC: Seun Kuti, Oumou Sangare & Somi turn up the summer heat

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 It was on. 106 degrees of heat! That's what the...

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