The Apollo Theater, in collaboration with World Music Institute, presents Africa Now!, a weekend-long festival spotlighting today’s African music scene on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16.

The festival will feature a powerful lineup of artists who have drawn upon their roots for inspiration and transplanted them onto the global music landscape. Africa Now! will be anchored by a blow-out concert, hosted by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, on the Apollo Main Stage featuring: revolutionary Ghanaian hip-hop star Blitz the Ambassador; the Cape Town-based, multi-racial septet Freshlyground; internationally renowned singer Lokua Kanza; and Nigerian-German hip-hop/soul songstress Nneka.

Music by DJ Chief Boima.

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