Events

Win Tickets To Ladysmith Black Mambazo Live At New York City's Legendary Town Hall

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Ladysmith Black Mamazo live at New York City's legendary Town Hall on Friday, February 19.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo are up for a remarkable 16th career Grammy nomination at Monday’s Grammy Awards (for 2015’s Music from Inala). The legendary South African choral group are touring the U.S. right now, and they’ll be stopping by New York City next Friday, February 19, to play The Town Hall (123 West 43 Street and 6th Avenue). South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo will open the show.

The concert is part of World Music Institute’s Masters of African Music Series and co-presented by World Music Institute and Town Hall. Tickets are on sale here. Head to The Town Hall for additional information.

Okayafrica is offering up the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo live at The Town Hall in NYC on Friday, February 19. To enter, simply fill out the form below. Winner will be notified by email no later than Monday, February 16.

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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