NYC: Thomas Mapfumo + The Blacks Unlimited with Akoya Afrobeat (Wed, 7/20)

This Wednesday Akoya Afrobeat is joining Thomas Mapfumo + The Blacks Unlimited on stage at Southpaw (125 5th Avenue) in Brooklyn. Thomas Mapfumo, aka the Lion of Zimbabwe, has used his music to call attention to the Zimbabwe's historical, social and cultural issues and injustices from the country's bloody revolution in the 70's to today's economic and political crises. Check out this frontman, social critic, visionary and national hero as he fuses afro-funk, R&B, reggae, local dance beats, African jazz and mbira sounds. The show will start at 8 at night and go until 2 the next morning.


The 12 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Khuli Chana, Kwesi Arthur x Vic Mensa, KiDi, Elaine, Ruger and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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