The Apollo Theater, in partnership with the World Music Institute, presents “Africa Now! South Africa,” the special third installment of the theater’s annual Africa Now! Festival. In recognition of the country’s culture and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s inauguration, this season’s event will spotlight today’s contemporary South African music scene and Harlem’s enduring cultural and social relationship with the country.

Featuring a suite of artistic programming and an array of unique artists, “Africa Now! South Africa” will provide a holistic experience for audiences, with presentations on the Apollo’s main stage and soundstage.

This year’s festival will also include an “Apollo Uptown Hall: The Harlem/South Africa Connection” panel discussion featuring leading social and political voices, including the legendary social activist and actor Harry Belafonte and former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins, a South African‑themed family workshop with artist and designer Vickie Frémont and a panel discussion with participating artists as part of the Apollo’s educational “Live Wire” series.