The World Music Institute (WMI) is thrilled to open its 2016-2017 season with a rare U.S. appearance by Nigerian superstar King Sunny Adé. Presented by City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage in association with WMI, the concert also features fellow Nigerian Orlando Julius and The Afro Soundz, and DJ Rich Medina.
“We are extremely happy to be working with SummerStage to present an artist who is undoubtedly one of the greatest musicians in Africa’s history,” says WMI artistic director Par Neiburger of Adé. “To present an artist of this magnitude with one of New York’s premier outdoor music presenting organizations is a very exciting way to begin our next concert season.”
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The free concert takes place Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the SummerStage in Central Park. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and entrance is first come, first served until capacity is reached. The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. and is expected to go until 7:00 p.m.