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Apollo And Okayafrica Present Chop And Quench 'The Fela Band' & Kae Sun!

Apollo & Okayafrica Present Chop & Quench “The Fela Band” + Kae Sun at the legendary Apollo Music Cafe for the AFRICA NOW! FESTIVAL, April 4th.


We're excited to announce we've teamed up with New York's legendary Apollo to present a night with Chop and Quench "the Fela band" featuring Sahr Ngaujah and band members from FELA! the musical along with a few Queens! Kicking the show off is Ghanaian/Canadian songwriter Kae Sun fresh off releasing one of our top albums of the past year. Our April 4th event is part of the Apollo Music Cafe series, presented as part of the Apollo Theater's four day Africa Now! festival presented in partnership with World Music Institute featuring performances from Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Fatoumata Diawara, and more. Scroll on for more details and find out how you can ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS to the show below. We'll select a winner March 31st.

>>>ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF TIX HERE

Apollo And Okayafrica Present: Chop and Quench "the Fela band" + Kae Sun

APOLLO Music Cafe for the AFRICA NOW! FESTIVAL

Friday, April 4th

Apollo Soundstage

253 W 125th St. Harlem

9pm doors

Tix $20 - sign up at apollotheater.org for A-List advance tix for $15 Otherwise visit ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000 to buy tix.

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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