“Africa Now!” With Black Coffee, Ayo, Pierre Kwenders, Tony Allen And Jeff Mills At The Apollo Theatre

February 8, 2018

The Apollo Theater in partnership with World Music Institute presents what has become an annual highlight, AFRICA Africa Now!NOW!. The celebrated event returns to the historic Apollo Theater on Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m. for its sixth year spotlighting emerging and established artists of today’s African music scene.

This year’s Africa Now! will showcase the continent’s current trends in electronic music and will feature, among other treats, South Africa’s megastar DJ and electronic music producer Black Coffee (pictured above), and the U.S. debut of Afrobeat/techno duo Tony Allen & Jeff Mills.

Additional events include Apollo Music Café performances by Meklit on March 2 at 10pm and an after-party performance by Afrotronix on March 3.

Par Neiburger, Artistic Director of World Music Institute, says: “Every year in partnership with Apollo Theater we proudly present the best in contemporary African music with this unique event. This year we focus on the continent’s current trends in Afrofuturism and the contemporary movements in African electronic music. Africa Now! is all about what is happening now in African music, and it’s a thrill to bring over some of the most forward thinking artists from the continent.”

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

Tickets at $25 – $65 via www.worldmusicinstitute.org, Apollo Theater Box Office: (212) 531-5305, and Ticketmaster: 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

The Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, Harlem, New York

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