Thursday, August 13, 2015

Celebrating the Musical Life of New Orleans

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Subject:Celebrating the Musical Life of New Orleans

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Hello Imani,

The media is buzzing about the 10th anniversary of the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. We decided the best way to pay tribute to this blessed musical city is to encore "Living in New Orleans: All on A Mardi Gras Day," produced by Ned Sublette five months before Katrina hit.

Special greetings to the new friends we met at the Awa Sangho and Third World concert at Celebrate Brooklyn last Friday, and at the Afrika Bambaataa/Gilles Peterson/Quantic show at SummerStage last Saturday. We hope you enjoy your free tracks and the photo essays by Atane Ofiaja. You have signed up for this weekly Afropop e-Newsletter full of free mixes, features, reviews and NY-focused concert news. We're sure you'll dig it!

Meanwhile, check out the exultant video from the "History in the Making" concert by Ghanaian hiplife king Sarkodie at the Apollo Theater in Harlem last week. He sold out the 1,500-seat venue, which they say is the first time an African star ever accomplished that feat.

For New Yorkers: Cuba's number-one dance band Los Van Van makes a rare New York appearance next Fri., Aug. 21 at B.B. King's. Niger's Tal National returns Aug. 19 to Le Poisson Rouge. And Ghana's roots-reggae man Rocky Dawuni plays Lincoln Center Atrium tonight, the 13th. For their other concerts in North America and worldwide, check out artists' websites. 

Stay Cool,

Sean and the Afropop Crew

Celebrating the Musical Life of New Orleans

Tal National Concert Tickets and Drinks Giveaway

Third World and Awa Sangho at Celebrate Brooklyn

Interview with Emmanuel Jal

Afrika Bambaataa, Gilles Peterson and Quantic at SummerStage

Sarkodie Sells Out Apollo Theater, Thanks "SarkNation" 

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