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Summerstage for Afrika

Why are people always looking for photos of malnourished children? Apparently, the photos I posted with Nigeria in 11 are responsible for 99% of the traffic to this site. Wow!

Anyway, in other news, Summerstage is usually something I look forward to in NYC summer.  There are usually at least a couple of dope African musicians who perform in Central Park for free over the summer and it’s always a great time to run into old friends, dance and enjoy the sunlight. Over the years, I’ve seen Femi & Seun Kuti, Asa, Angelique Kidjo, Freshly Ground, Hugh Masekela, Nas & Damian Marley [not free]… Nothing too exciting this summer. I compiled a list of Central Park shows (Summerstage) that I might check out as I see they are Afrikan-friendly:

SummerStage Kids Brooklyn Family Day Featuring:

FELA Queens / Performer from Bindlestiff Family Cirkus / DJ Stormin’ Norman

6.10.2012 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Talib Kweli (with band) / Screening: “Brooklyn Boheme”

Presented in Association with: ImageNation Cinema Foundation

6.10.2012 | 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo / SMOD / Bibi Tanga & The Selenites / Chief Boima

Presented in Association with: Museum for African Art

7.22.2012 | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Taj Weekes & Adowa / Shine & The Moonbeams / Randolph Mathews / Screening: “Africa United”

Presented in Association with: ImageNation Cinema Foundation

7.29.2012 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Camille A. Brown & Dancers with special musical guest Imani Uzuri / Malcolm Low Formal Structure / Special Guest: Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce Contest Winner ”

8.1.2012 | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Amadou & Mariam / Theophilus London / Just a Band

Presented in Association with: Museum for African Art

8.4.2012 | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

5th Annual Gospel Explosion 2012

Hezekiah Walker and Friends / Vashawn Mitchell / Le’Andria Johnson / James Fortune & F.I.Y.A.

Presented in Association with: Globe Star Media & WLIB

8.5.2012 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jon B / Jagged Edge

Presented in Association with: Globe Star Media and WBLS

8.9.2012 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

4th Annual R&B Fest 2012

Eric Benet / Salt-n-Pepa / Christopher Williams / Kenny Lattimore / Q Parker / DJ DWIZ

Presented in Association with: Globe Star Media and WBLS

8.12.2012 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tamia

Presented in Association with: Globe Star Media and WBLS

7.26.2012 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble / MBDance

Master Class by Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble

8.11.2012 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nubian Folklore & More with Mama Akanke’

8.13.2012 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Goapele / Yolanda Zama / Screening: “Come Back Africa”

Presented in Association with: ImageNation Cinema Foundation

8.14.2012 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pickney Productions

8.14.2012 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Something Positive

8.21.2012 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Lyricist Lounge 20 Year Anniversary Featuring:

DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock

8.22.2012 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jamaica’s 50th Independence Day:

Inner Circle / Israel Vibration / The Mighty Diamonds / DJ Carter Van Pelt

8.19.2012 | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jamaica’s 50th Independence Day:

Inner Circle / Israel Vibration / The Mighty Diamonds / DJ Carter Van Pelt

8.19.2012 | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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