2016 Africa Salon concludes with free concert featuring Thomas Mapfumo

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From left: Blitz the Ambassador, Wambura Mitaru, and Thomas Mapfumo.

The second annual Africa Salon Concert on Sunday, April 3, marks the culmination of Yale’s contemporary African arts and culture festival. Tickets are free.

Bringing contemporary African music to College Street Music Hall, New Haven’s largest music venue, the concert is headlined by the legendary Thomas Mapfumoknown as “The Lion of Zimbabwe” for his talent and progressive political activism, and two rising stars of contemporary African music: Ghanaian-American hip hop and visual artist Blitz the Ambassador, favored in the New York City African music scene and beyond for his Afrobeat-infused rap, and Kenyan songstress Wambura Mitaruwho through her blend of traditional African sounds and upbeat soul inherits the legacy of singer-songwriters like Somi and Angélique Kidjo.

Tickets are free. To register, visit africasalon.org/register.

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