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Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Cultural Ambassadors for South Africa

Their smiling faces and simple melodies belie the hard work and carefully cultivated talent that goes into the performance of Grammy-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  On stage at the historic State…

Ladysmith Black Mambazo for Saturday concert in downtown Minneapolis

Ladysmith Black Mambazo for Saturday concert in downtown Minneapolis

Four-time Grammy winner, South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo, will be back in the Twin Cities on February 4 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. The group, known for their plifting…

Somi to perform new album at the Ordway

Somi to perform new album at the Ordway

Somi performs at the Ordway in St. Paul January 27th. She’s been in town before; this time around, she’ll bring to the stage music featured on her newest album, yet…

Eddy Kenzo to perform in Minneapolis

Eddy Kenzo to perform in Minneapolis

Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo and the 2015 BET ‘Viewer’s Choice Best New International Artist’ will perform in Minneapolis on Saturday, December 17 at the Rouge At The Lounge Nightclub in a…

Seun Kuti rocks Minneapolis

Seun Kuti rocks Minneapolis

Seun Kuti Concert Photo Gallery: Go Here. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 performed on short notice at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis the evening before Thanksgiving, November 23rd. They…

Seun Kuti to perform Thanksgiving Eve concert in Minneapolis

Seun Kuti to perform Thanksgiving Eve concert in Minneapolis

A last minute booking with the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis brings back Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 for a surprise performance on Wednesday, November 23rd. It’s the day before…

Koisey Hiama crowned Miss Liberia Minnesota

Koisey Hiama crowned Miss Liberia Minnesota

HOPKINS, Minn. (Mshale) – Koisey Hiama was crowned Miss Liberia Minnesota over the weekend at the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts. Miss Liberia 1975, Aurelia Sancho-McGill, was on hand…

Stage set for Miss Liberia Minnesota pageant

Stage set for Miss Liberia Minnesota pageant

The 2016 Miss Liberia Minnesota Scholarship Pageant will begin at 6 p.m. on October 29 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Downtown Hopkins. Seven Liberian women will compete…

Diamond Platnumz in top form in Minneapolis

Diamond Platnumz in top form in Minneapolis

By now no one expects African shows put up by African promoters in the Twin Cities to start at the advertised time and indeed throughout the United States, which puts…

Bongo flava time in downtown Minneapolis as Diamond concert beckons

Bongo flava time in downtown Minneapolis as Diamond concert beckons

One of Tanzania’s most decorated musicians, Diamond (Nasibu Abdul Juma), takes the stage in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, July 23 at the C’est La Vie across from Target field. It…

Urhobo Night in Minnesota with Chief Okpan Arhibo

Urhobo Night in Minnesota with Chief Okpan Arhibo

Minnesotans are in for rare treat this weekend when Okpan Arhibo takes the stage at the Country Inn Suites in Coon Rapids on Saturday (July 23). He is on a…