Events

NYC: Ismael Kouyaté: Waraba Band, Tomorrow Night at The Knitting Factory!

Dancer and Griot Ismael Kouyaté to perform at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.

You may remember him from his haunting Mandingo chants and his hilarious portrayal of Geraldo Pino in FELA! Now that the show is over, dancer and Griot Ismael Kouyaté is back to performing again. Lead choreographer and performer in Guinea's National Company "Les Ballets Africains," Kouyaté has traveled all over the world performing and teaching dance. He'll play tomorrow night at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, with his Waraba Band, which includes musicians from Antibalas and other Afrobeat greats. Above, check out a video of him at a Fela! rehearsal for a quick preview of what tomorrow night will bring. Details for the show below.


Music

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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