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Win Tickets To AFRICA NOW! At The Apollo Theater With Bombino, Jojo Abot, Alsarah & The Nubatones And Mokoomba

AFRICA NOW! at the Apollo Theater returns March 26 with Bombino, Jojo Abot, Alsarah & The Nubatones and Mokoomba.


AFRICA NOW! at the legendary Apollo Theater returns to New York City on Saturday, March 26. This year’s edition features Tuareg guitarist Bombino–just a few days ahead of his new album release–Sudanese-bred East African retro pop group Alsarah & The Nubatones, Ghanaian singer Jojo Abot and Zimbabwean ‘afro-fusion’ band Mokoomba.

Okayafrica is giving away a pair of tickets to the show. To enter, simply head here or fill out the form below. Winner will be notified by email.

AFRICA NOW! takes place March 26 at the Apollo Mainstage. Purchase your tickets to the event here.

Location: Apollo Mainstage

Tickets*: $25, $35, $40, $50

In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office

By phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000

Online at Ticketmaster.com

For Groups Call (212) 531-5355

* Additional $3.50 facility fee, online and phone service fees apply

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