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Fania All-Stars: Live in Africa

April 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In 1974, during the heyday of New York City’s salsa explosion, the Fania All-Stars, a group that brought together several of the Fania record label’s most popular artists, were invited to perform in front of 80,000 people at a stadium in Zaire, Africa. Featuring exquisite performances by Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe, and the All-Stars’ many other virtuoso players and vocalists, the concert was captured on film by director Leon Gast with help from Albert Maysles. Live In Africa (92 min, 1974) offers a glimpse into a particularly soulful moment in the history of Latin music and serves as a key document of the influence of New York City’s diasporic, polyglot cultures on the world.

 

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Date:
April 11, 2018
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
http://mcny.org/event/fania-all-stars-live-africa

Venue

the Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029 United States
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