Simphiwe Dana At ‘Africa Now’ Event In Harlem (video)

Simphiwe DanaNow in its 3rd edition, the Africa Now weekend festival with the Apollo Theater spotlights today’s African music scene with Simphiwe Dana, Tumi Molekane and The Soil.

This year’s focus is on South Africa as the country commemorates the 20th Anniversary of Mandela’s Inauguration. While venues around NYC mark the occasion with some familiar names from the South African music circuit, the Apollo in partnership with WMI takes a slice from the cutting edge instead—showcasing a new generation of socially-conscious, roots-based and progressive artists. Through different genres and with distinct voices, they represent and challenge the new South Africa.

Thursday-Sunday, October 9-12, 2014

Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th Street, Harlem, NYC, 

Check out the video below and you’ll see why we feature Simphiwe Dana with her Erykah Badu like thing going on:

Photograph of Simphiwe Dana.

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