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NYC: Win 2 Free Tickets For Angélique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves + Lizz Wright Dec. 18th


Win 2 free tickets to see Angélique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves, and Lizz Wright pay tribute to other great ladies of song Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln and Odetta at NJPac on Dec. 18. Their show, "Sing the Truth" is about bringing the soulful voices of the past back to the stage through 3 of today's most passionate singers. Tickets are $50-$90 but enter your email here to win 2 free seats for this fantastic celebration of jazz. Click here for more info and to buy tickets.

 

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21 Amapiano Songs By Artists From Outside South Africa To Stream Right Now

21 amapiano songs from Nigeria, the UK, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Tanzania to stream right now.

By now, it's an open secret that amapiano is being produced outside of South Africa where it originates. Nigerian producers and artists, mostly, have embraced the sound and are creating and releasing their own interpretations of amapiano and amapiano-inspired songs.

The songs have resulted in cross-cultural sounds and collaborations that, in their own way, serve to unite, celebrate and foster an exchange of the electrifying music scenes that exist throughout the continent. As a result, these fusions have seen a number people casually refer to them as "Afropiano, Afro-amapiano etc" or "gengepiano" (gengetone with amapiano).

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