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Africa Now! at Apollo with Blitz the Ambassador, Nneka, and More

November 30, 2012 1:36 pm

Saturday, March 16th 2013
Africa Now! @ Apollo Theater
Tickets Available at Ticketmaster

This packed weekend spotlighting today’s African music scene centers around a blowout concert on Saturday night: Ghanian-born rapper Blitz the Ambassador and his brass-heavy Embassy Ensemble unite the worlds of hip hop, Afrobeat, highlife and soukous; Nneka, the Nigerian German hip-hop/soul songstress, draws on reggae, blues, folk and rap in her anthems of protest and struggle; the Cape Town-based, multiracial pop sensation Freshlyground; and Congolese troubadour Lokua Kanza, whose haunting voice and folk-like songs have made him one of the most beloved African stars of the last 20 years. An event on this scale happens once in a season.