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Apollo Theater Hosts Africa Now Festival in April 2014

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The legendary Apollo theater continues to bring some of the best events around New York City. In April 2014, in collaboration with World Music Institute, presents Africa Now, a four–day music festival spotlighting today’s African music scene.

This event marks the second annual festival and will feature a powerful and impressive 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, April 5th, on the legendary Apollo stage featuring: Malian songstress Fatoumata Diawara; Senegalese trio Les Frères Guissé; and reggae/Afrobeat collective Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars.

As part of the Apollo’s 80th anniversary season, Africa Now Festival further establishes the legendary Theater’s longstanding role as a creative catalyst for Harlem, New York, and the nation and as a platform for culturally diverse artists.

The Apollo Theater recently announced the public phase of a $20 million fundraising campaign to extend the nonprofit institution’s role in fostering artistic innovation, supporting emerging artists, and deepening its engagement with audiences locally, nationally, and internationally. The 21st Century Apollo Campaign supports the growth of a variety of programmatic initiatives, including the Africa Now Festival. The Theater is currently celebrating its 80th anniversary season.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Apollo Theater Box Office which is located at 125th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, 212-531-5305 and Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

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