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Africa Salon Concert (Free!): Thomas Mapfumo + Blitz the Ambassador + Wambura Mitaru

  • College Street Music Hall 238 College Street New Haven, CT, 06510 United States (map)

The second annual AFRICA SALON Concert marks the culmination of Yale's contemporary African arts and culture festival. Bringing contemporary African music to College Street Music Hall, New Haven's largest music venue, the concert is headlined by the legendary Thomas Mapfumo, known as “The Lion of Zimbabwe” for his immense talent and progressive political activism, and two rising stars of contemporary African music: Ghanaian-American hip hop and visual artist Blitz the Ambassador, favored in the New York City African music scene and beyond for his Afrobeat-infused rap, and Kenyan songstress Wambura Mitaru, who through her blend of traditional African sounds and upbeat soul inherits the legacy of singer-songwriters like Somi and Angélique Kidjo.

Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 7:00 PM

All Ages