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Lira and Wayna to perform at Howard Theatre

Written by Shirlene Brown | June 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Lira will be at the Howard Theatre on June 23 2014 to perform songs from her latest album,’Rise Again‘.

Lira

Lira

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival features Kenya

Written by Shirlene Brown | May 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

This year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival will focus on Kenya and China.

Smithsonian Folk Life Festival (Photo: Preston Scott)

Smithsonian Folk Life Festival (Photo: Preston Scott)

The Kenyan portion of the Festival will take place in June and July 2014.  Details about the actual dates, and the schedule of events will be released in June.  They currently have a music playlist that is a great introduction to the different styles of music there are in Kenya.

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Akua Allrich playing at Jazzway in June

Written by Shirlene Brown | May 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Akua Allrich, the multilingual siren, is going to be performing at Jazzway on June 7, 2014 at 8 p.m. She will be the featured vocalist with the Warren Wolf Quartet.  Peter Martin will be the special guest on piano.

Akua Allrich

Akua Allrich

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Zanzibar International Film Festival slated for June 2014

Written by Shirlene Brown | May 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) will be held June 14 – 22, 2014.

Didier Awadi

Didier Awadi

This extremely popular international film festival is now in its 17th year.  It will open with the Oscar nominated film ‘Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom‘.  79 films will be screened over 10 days and will consist of films from 35 countries (38 short films, 23 feature length films and 18 documentaries).

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Wayna to share stage with Estelle

Written by Shirlene Brown | May 5, 2014 | Leave a Comment

This is guaranteed to be exciting.  Wayna will be sharing the stage with Estelle on July 12, 2014 at the PG International Festival.

Wayna

Wayna

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Zone Fam to perform at the Lusaka Carnival

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Zone Fam will be at the Lusaka Carnival scheduled to take place April 26-27, 2014 at the Mulungushi Conference Center in Zambia. They will be performing their new songs as well as many fan favorites.

Zone Fam

Zone Fam at the Channel O awards

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4th Edition of Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria this weekend

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The 4th Edition of the Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria will be held on April 25 -27, 2014 and is a combined effort of the Vanilla Islands (islands so named because of their

Costumes at the Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria

Costumes at the Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria

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Koroga Festival to host Freshlyground

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The Koroga Festival, a bi-monthly celebration of music and art, is set to host South African group, Freshlyground.

Freshlyground

Freshlyground

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Longinos Nagila to do exhibition in Nairobi

Written by Shirlene Brown | March 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Longinos Nagila is a talented artist based in Italy.  His art is refreshing–African with a twist of modern contemporary.

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3-week South African festival for Carnegie Hall

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 31, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The Carnegie Hall is planning to host a 3-week South African festival of music and art.  Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa, will run from Oct. 10 through Nov. 5  2014 and will feature Hugh Masekela, Vusi Mahlasela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Abdullah Ibrahim, William Kentridge, and Phillip Miller.  Singer Angélique Kidjo will  honor legendary singer and activist Miriam Makeba.

Vusi Mahlasela

Vusi Mahlasela

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Angelique Kidjo to perform in Washington DC

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 31, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Grammy-award winner, Angelique Kidjo will be performing at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington DC on February 16, 2014.

Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo

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