Julia Sarr + Zoë Modiga
Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

Julia Sarr + Zoë Modiga

Salon Africana at The Africa Center.

1280 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Doors at 7:30pm. Performance at 8pm. $30 Seated Tickets HERE.

We are pleased to announce the second installation of our quarterly music series at The Africa Center featuring Senegalese chanteuse Julia Sarr and South African vocalist-guitarist Zoë Modiga.

Julia Sarr, one of the most original vocal artists to emerge from francophone West Africa. Initially making her mark in the Paris music scene as an A-list backing vocalist for luminaries such as Salif Keita, Marcus Miller, Oumou Sangaré, Alpha Blondy, and the legendary Miriam Makeba, Julia Sarr is a singular and incomparable voice in her own right. Her debut album “Set Luna” featured her long time mentor Youssou Ndour as a special guest and was heralded widely by the international music community. Most recently, Sarr released the acclaimed "Daraludul Yow”, an intimate and magical collection of songs that evoke nostalgia for her native Senegal, where she grew up.

Zoë Modiga is an artist who represents the present and future of African music while challenging the status quo and inspiring a new generation. She draws from the roots of African storytelling, Jazz composition and Motown soul but creates a sound entirely her own. Zoë’s debut album was nominated for Best Jazz Album and Best African Artist for the 24th South African Music Awards 2018 and was awarded with the Mbokodo Award for music in 2018. Zoë was in the TOP 8 of The Voice SA, 2016.

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Julia Sarr + Zoë Modiga
Jul
2
7:30 PM19:30

Julia Sarr + Zoë Modiga

Salon Africana at The Africa Center.

1280 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Doors at 7:30pm. Performance at 8pm. $30 Seated Tickets HERE.

We are pleased to announce the second installation of our quarterly music series at The Africa Center featuring Senegalese chanteuse Julia Sarr and South African vocalist-guitarist Zoë Modiga.

Julia Sarr, one of the most original vocal artists to emerge from francophone West Africa. Initially making her mark in the Paris music scene as an A-list backing vocalist for luminaries such as Salif Keita, Marcus Miller, Oumou Sangaré, Alpha Blondy, and the legendary Miriam Makeba, Julia Sarr is a singular and incomparable voice in her own right. Her debut album “Set Luna” featured her long time mentor Youssou Ndour as a special guest and was heralded widely by the international music community. Most recently, Sarr released the acclaimed "Daraludul Yow”, an intimate and magical collection of songs that evoke nostalgia for her native Senegal, where she grew up.

Zoë Modiga is an artist who represents the present and future of African music while challenging the status quo and inspiring a new generation. She draws from the roots of African storytelling, Jazz composition and Motown soul but creates a sound entirely her own. Zoë’s debut album was nominated for Best Jazz Album and Best African Artist for the 24th South African Music Awards 2018 and was awarded with the Mbokodo Award for music in 2018. Zoë was in the TOP 8 of The Voice SA, 2016.

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Thandiswa Mazwai + Nduduzo Makhathini
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Thandiswa Mazwai + Nduduzo Makhathini

Salon Africana at The Africa Center.

1280 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Doors at 7:30pm. Performance at 8pm. $30 Seated / $15 Standing Room Tickets HERE.

We are proud to announce our inaugural program and quarterly series at The Africa Center. The series will kick off with a performance by acclaimed South African artists Thandiswa Mazwai and Nduduzo Makhathini as they present works from their indelible collaborative album “Beleda” (2017).

Vocalist Thandiswa Mazwai is one of the most influential South African musicians of her generation, straddling the urban and the rural, effortlessly melding the traditional with the modern. Her compositions include traditional Xhosa rhythms, mbaqanga, kwaito, and jazz.

Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini is fast becoming one of the most important jazz musicians on the African continent, playing with a bright lyricism and a full sound pallet that gives him a markedly wide melodic vocabulary. He’s a prolific songwriter, currently working on his ninth album. He has received two South Africa Music Awards for Best Jazz Album (2017 and 2018) in addition to numerous other awards and accolades.


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Thandiswa Mazwai + Nduduzo Makhathini
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Thandiswa Mazwai + Nduduzo Makhathini

Salon Africana at The Africa Center.

1280 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Doors at 7:30pm. Performance at 8pm. Tickets at $30 available HERE.

We are proud to announce our inaugural program and quarterly series at The Africa Center. The series will kick off with a performance by acclaimed South African artists Thandiswa Mazwai and Nduduzo Makhathini as they present works from their indelible collaborative album “Beleda” (2017).

Vocalist Thandiswa Mazwai is one of the most influential South African musicians of her generation, straddling the urban and the rural, effortlessly melding the traditional with the modern. Her compositions include traditional Xhosa rhythms, mbaqanga, kwaito, and jazz.

Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini is fast becoming one of the most important jazz musicians on the African continent, playing with a bright lyricism and a full sound pallet that gives him a markedly wide melodic vocabulary. He’s a prolific songwriter, currently working on his ninth album. He has received two South Africa Music Awards for Best Jazz Album (2017 and 2018) in addition to numerous other awards and accolades.

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