First Annual AfrikCan Festival in NYC

2015 Premiere of AfrikCan Festival in NYC (Courtesy Photo)

Tadias Magazine
by Tadias Staff

Published: Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

First Annual AfrikCan Festival in NYC Kicks Off Sept 18-20th

New York (TADIAS) — Showcasing the African continent’s greatest musical talents as well as its diversity through food, music and the arts, the first annual AfrikCan Festival will take place at La Marina in New York City this week from September 18th – 20th.

“AfrikCan aims to highlight the exceptionalism and greatness of Africa and its people” says the festival’s Facebook page. The Pan-African event promises a stellar line-up of musicians including: top Nigerian artists Jidenna, Wizkid and Ayo; multi-platinum award-winning South African singer Lira; Grammy-nominated Francophone duo Les Nubians; Congolese musician Young Paris; Ghanaian singer Wiyaala who won ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Best Female Vocal Performance’ at this year’s Vodaphone Ghana Music Awards; and Brooklyn-based Afro-indie band Osekre.

Africology is a media partner helping to organize and facilitate the first AfrikCan Festival in New York City, and its Co-Founder, Ethiopian-born Sirak Getachew, who recently released an Africology Clothing line, will also be DJing at the festival. “We’re looking to book innovative and new Ethiopian and East African acts for the following yearly festival” DJ Sirak told Tadias.

The opening party organized by Africology and hosted by Tigist Selam of Goursha will take place at Studio 21 on Friday, September 18th.

If You Go:
Friday, September 18th
Opening Party at Studio 21
59 West 21st Street, NY, NY 10011
Doors open at 10pm
No Cover. RSVP

AfrikCan Festival NYC
September 19th & 20th
Door 4pm
La Marina NYC
348 Dyckman Street, NY, NY 10034

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