Sunday, August 7, 2022

Afropop eNews Zimbabwe Dancehall and Close Up Podcasts

ON AIR THIS WEEK: 
The Zim Dancehall Story 

This week's episode is inspired by Jamaica's dancehall music from the '90s and early 2000s. Zimbabwean dancehall music (Zimdancehall) started out as an underground subculture in the townships, ghettos of Zimbabwe and is now the country's most popular genre. In this episode we'll trace the subgenre's rocky rise to the top and meet some of its founding pioneers.  Produced by Christina "DJ Kix" Mwaturura

This past week we launched the Afropop Worldwide Vision Fund, a resource aimed at transforming our organization for the fast-changing cultural and media landscape of the 21st century. Your donations are already helping, so please keep them coming!
 
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Season Seven of the Afropop Closeup podcasts continues with The Cavemen: Highlife in the Age of Afrobeats. In the age of slick, international Afrobeats music, and especially its epicenter, Lagos, Nigeria, one would not expect to find a group of 20-somethings composing and performing classic highlife music. But that is exactly what the two brothers known as The Cavemen do. And they're finding success with the formula as well. Produced and narrated by Fay Fay.

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Events Around New York

Thurs., Aug.11
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Doors open 5:00 p.m.)
CEELO GREEN AS..."SOUL BROTHA #100"
(A JAMES BROWN TRIBUTE)

KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE / DJ SET BY JONATHAN TOUBIN
Central Park, Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan 10021
Tickets and Information 

Fri., Aug. 12
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

URBAN BUSH WOMEN / CHERI L. STOKES
Crotona Park
1700 Crotona Ave, The Bronx, 10457
Tickets and Information 
FREE

Sat., Aug. 13, 6-9 p.m.

SHATTA WALE / WIYAALA / DJ FRESHYK
Wiyaala is presented in association with
National Ghana Parade Council's Ghanafest NY.
Crotona Park
1700 Crotona Ave, The Bronx, 10457
 Tickets and Information 
FREE

Sun., Aug. 14, 7:00 p.m.
SANTANA AND EARTH WIND AND FIRE
Miraculous Supernatural Tour 2022 

PNC Bank Arts Center,Holmdel, NJ

Tickets and Information

Wed., Aug. 31,  8 p.m.–10 p.m.
WYNTON MARSALIS AND THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA 

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