KFAI is proud to sponsor Afrisota, the sounds and culture of Africa in Minnesota, at the Cedar Cultural Center on Saturday, August 30.
KFAI’s African Rhythms radio program presents its first-ever event, celebrating the program and African culture in the Twin Cities. The event will include live music, spoken word, DJs, fashion, and food.
The evening’s hosts are Brad and Jojo, the hosts of African Rhythms, and the performers include:
Zuluzuluu (ft. Greg Grease): Afro Hip Hop
Black Market Brass: Minneapolis-based 11-piece Afrobeat/Afrofunk group that performs original music as well as renditions of West African sounds by artists such as Fela Kuti, K. Frimpong and Ebo Taylor.
Mpambara: Ugandan singer/songwriter/bass player
Titambe: West African drum and dance ensemble. Led by artistic director Christian Adeti from Ghana, the group performs high-energy West African traditional song and dance.
Titi: Zambian singer/songwriter
Ibe Kaba: An award-winning poet, spoken word artist and author from Guinea West Africa. His poems mostly speak to the African experience in America.
Nimo: Somali spoken word artist/author/storyteller
Mobby Mobisa: Reggae, Hip hop and African musician
DJ: Salif Keita
Fashion show of work by Nyamal Both: Nyamal is a model, creator and the designer of NubiCollection, a fashion line that fuses traditional African and contemporary designs. She was born in Ethiopia, and immigrated to the US at the age of 6. Nyamal and her models will showcase her latest designs.
More information is available at The Cedar Cultural Center.