Pop-Up Amayo (Antibalas)

New Yawkers may have noticed a bunch of brightly painted pianos sitting pretty on street corners and parks around town (like little ladies of the night?). These are all part of non-profit Sing for Hope's Pop Up Pianos project in which 88 pianos (coinciding with the number of keys), each decorated by a designer or artist, are put out for passers-by to play for two weeks, after which they're donated to schools. Go to St. Nicholas Park in Harlem to check out the above piano which uses sacred Ndebele-inspired designs from South Africa. If you find yourself at the right time in the right place (ahem, July 1, 6pm, see above for directions) you'll be treated to a free concert by Antibalas frontman Amayo. Afterparty at The Shrine.

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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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