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Fri June 18, 2010
Afropop All-Stars Live!
Fri. 7/9: Join us for a night of live music from some of afropop's biggest names.
Sit back?or get up?and enjoy this fabulous hit parade of Afropop stars recorded live by Afropop Worldwide. South Africa's joyful Mahotella Queen (inductees into the Afropop Hall of Fame) performing at SOB's in New York open the show, followed by their one and only partner, the "groaner" Mahlathini (RIP). Next is an exquisite, mbira heavy set by the Lion of Zimbabwe, Thomas Mapfumo, Grammy Award winner Youssou N'Dour in a powerful set including his hit"Set", a smoldering set by Khaled at Central Park SummerStage, soukous king Kanda Bongo Man, and Simba Wanyika out of Kenya.