five-day Afropop festival|
University of Virginia’s McIntire
Department of Music will present
a festival of high-energy African music that aims to appeal to the mind, body
The five-day “African Popular Music Festival” will take place Oct.
15 through 19 on Grounds. The line-up features three giants of contemporary African
popular music, including: Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited, from Zimbabwe;
Abdoulaye Diabate and the Super Manden, from Mali; and Kanda Bongo Man, from
Congo. The festival also will include performances by the Free Bridge Quintet
and Corey Harris.
the festival, participants can explore Afropop in many
different contexts. In addition to four
concerts, there will be a series of workshops,
with students, master
classes, open rehearsals and panel discussions with visiting artists. For
a complete schedule of events, visit: www.virginia.edu/music/afropop. For
Cabell Hall Box Office at 924-3984.