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Remembrance: Aurlus Mabele and Manu Dibango

The coronavirus has taken the lives of two elderly African musicians in Paris: Manu Dibango, a Cameroonian saxophone and vibraphone superstar, and Aurlus Mabele,...

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...

Femi Kuti and the Positive Force Take the Stage at The...

I couldn’t envision Femi Kuti and the Positive Force squashing onto The Cedar’s stage—not all the horn players, guitar players, drummers, dancers, keyboardist, and...

Queen of African music set for “Woman of Substance” concert in...

As part of St. Catherine University's Woman of Substance Series, Angelique Kidjo will  perform at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium in St Paul on April 24th at...

The American revival of Janka Nabay

Earlier this month, singer Ahmed Janka Nabay was milling about the Brooklyn warehouse concert venue 285 Kent. In the crowded, windowless confines of the...