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Friday, JUNE 1, 2012 | show 8-11 PM$10 @ door | sorry, no advance ticketing:  NOW Lounge 189 Church St (at Shuter)please arrive early for dinner seating, open at 7 PM AFRICA UP CLOSE:every FIRST FRIDAY a MONTHLY Series in an intimate setting…DJ APOLLO spinning… Band leader Tichaona Maredza isContinue Reading

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Friday, MAY 4, 2012 | show 8-11 PM $10 @ door | sorry, not available in advance:  NOW Lounge 189 Church St (at Shuter) please arrive early for dinner seating, open at 7 PM AFRICA UP CLOSE: every FIRST FRIDAY a MONTHLY Series in an intimate setting… DJ APOLLO spinning…Continue Reading

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 “In Baye Fall, we have something called a jarasse…. the multicoloured clothes that I wear most of the time… the music on this album is a kind of jarasse….” Cheikh Lô, liner notes to “Jamm“… “The dreadlocked singer’s signature blend of semi-acoustic flavours – West and Central African, funk, Cuban,Continue Reading

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CANCELLED: we regret to inform you that due to visa complications, the band was unable to enter Canada for this show, and apologize for any inconvenience. If you’ve bought tickets, refunds will be forthcoming.   one of the great guitar players emerging on the World Music scene today… a cult-likeContinue Reading

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Friday, APRIL 6, 2012 | show 8-11 PM$10 @ door | sorry, not available in advance:  NOW Lounge 189 Church St (at Shuter)please arrive early for dinner seating, open at 7 PM AFRICA UP CLOSE:every FIRST FRIDAY a MONTHLY Series in an intimate setting…DJ APOLLO spinning… The ‘Djeli’ (“blood” inContinue Reading

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the Golden Voice of Mozambique, the magical Marrabenta style… direct from Maputo… first tour in Canada! Thursday, March 8, 2012 | show 9:00 PMLula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. West [ click here for more info ]

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Malagasy guitar Maestro & Multiple Juno award winner… Friday, MARCH 2, 2012 | show 8-10 PMNOW Lounge 189 Church St (at Shuter) launching… AFRICA UP CLOSE: a Monthly Series in an intimate setting… every FIRST FRIDAY DJ APOLLO spinning… [ click here for more info ]

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To celebrate Black History Month, the rich musical traditions of “Abyssinia” or present day Ethiopia…  a comprehensive look at the country’s musical forms:the monochord music of the ‘Azmaris’ (story-telling and social commentary through song); the pentatonic and varied regional sounds; and the hybrid modern stylings of ethio-jazz. Saturday, February 11,Continue Reading

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Steeped in the music of his homeland, with ears and heart open to the pulse of the world, Kinobe and The African Sensation share the traditional sounds of Uganda and the African continent, performing on a wide variety of traditional acoustic instruments. Sunday, January 29, 2012 | show 8:30 PMContinue Reading

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Flood Relief for BAPMAF (the Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation) a benefit concert featuringAFRAFRANTOCanada’s kings of highlife and palm wine music Sunday December 11, 2011 door 8 PM | show 8:30 PM Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W, Toronto tickets on sale now at these locations:African Drums & ArtContinue Reading