Apollo Theater And World Music Institute Present “Africa Now!” In Harlem

The Apollo Theater in partnership with World Music Institute presents what has become an annual highlight, Africa Now!. The celebrated event returns to the historic Apollo Theater on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. for its fifth year spotlighting emerging and established artists of today’s African music scene.

This year’s concert, hosted by South African comedian Loyiso Gola, takes us on a musical trip across the continent from the Congo’s new generation of musicians who embody the concept of change with Mbongwana Star, to Mali’s Songhoy Blues blending traditional and modern, to the ethereal voice and masterful guitar of Mauritanian-born Daby Touré, Nigerian DJ Nenim, to the soulful punk rock of South African-born TUELO.

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. Africa Now! is all about what is happening now in African music, and we are once again showcasing some of the most forward thinking artists from the continent. This year’s line-up creates a truly pan-African event, with artists from five different countries: The Republic of the Congo, Mali, Mauritania, South Africa and Nigeria.”

Tickets at $30 — $55


Apollo Theater Box Office: (212) 531–5305, Ticketmaster: 1–800–745–3000


Saturday, March 11, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

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

Photo credit: Mbongwana Star