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NYC: Manchildblack Hosts a Night of Live Music at the Famous Apollo Theater


"Sol Ascension" will bring global soul, deep house, and Afrobeat to Harlem's famous Apollo Theater this Friday Oct. 7th.  The show features Manchildblack, DJ Jihad Muhammad, and a full band performance by the Queen of Afrobeat, and OKA favorite, Wunmi.

Tickets are $20 or 10% off the day of the performance for Apollo Members. Purchase tickets in person at the Apollo Theater Box Office or online here.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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