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NYC: 'Come Back, Africa' Under The Stars

Central Park SummerStage presents Come Back, Africa 1959 anti-apartheid film to celebrate 100th anniversary of the ANC.

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the African National Congress (ANC), ImageNation & Central Park SummerStage present the 1959 anti-apartheid classic film Come Back, Africa. With live music from Goapele and Yolanda Zama and greetings from South African Consul General George Monyemangene. The film Come Back, Africa is directed by Lionel Rogosin. Come Back, Africa was secretly filmed in 1959 during apartheid in South Africa. It was through this film that Harry Belafonte discovered Miriam Makeba, aka Mama Africa.

Before the show, catch performances by Goapele and Yolanda Zama.

This awesome event takes place August 14th 2012 at Rumsey Playfield on 72nd and 5th, Manhattan. Doors open at 6:30pm. For more info go here.

 

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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