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.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

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