Rumsey Playfield, 69th St, mid-park, Central Park
New York City, New York

Veteran African band Konono N°1 gives new meaning to the term DIY (Do It Yourself). Konono N°1 plays raucous Congolese Bazombo trance music on likembé, or thumb piano, supplemented by traditional percussion instruments.

Maldita Vecindad is one of the seminal groups of the “rock en Espanol” movement.

Senegalese rap trio Daara J help bring African music full circle, being equally inspired by Jamaican reggae, Cuban funk, the traditional sounds of their native land, and the latest developments in American hip-hop.


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Added by paul irish on June 25, 2006