Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Africa in Harlem: Salif Keita at the Apollo Theater April 9

From a release - be prepared for a West African jam like you've never seen:

Cross Cultural Exchange at the Apollo Presents:
Salif Keita
Saturday April 9, 2011 at 8 pm

In this special engagement on the Apollo Mainstage, internationally recognized afro-pop singer/songwriter Salif Keita, known as the Golden Voice of Africa, will reprise tracks from his latest album, La Difference, and perform new versions of some of his best-know hits, “Folon” and “Seydou.”

This concert is a presentation of the Apollo Theater under its Cross Cultural Exchange Series, which focuses on music artists or projects representing diverse cultures that may be U.S. or internationally-based.

Cross Cultural Exchange presentations focus on music artists or projects representing diverse cultures that may be U.S. or internationally-based.  Many of the artists presented will represent cultural communities in Harlem and Upper Manhattan, such as artists from/of Dominican, Puerto Rican, Senegalese, Ivorian and Malian cultural heritage.

Here's a short clip I shot of him at last year's LuminaTO fest in Toronto:

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