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King Sunny Adé & His African Beats Return to New York

Celebrated Nigerian singer, composer, and musician King Sunny Adé & His African Beats is set to perform on Friday, June 26, 2015, at 92nd Street Y. This performance is part of an extensive North American tour. The concert opens World Music Institute’s 30th Anniversary Season.

6/26/2015
When: 6/26/2015
8pm
Where: 92 Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York 10128
Presenter: King Sunny Ade

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Celebrated Nigerian singer, composer, and musician King Sunny Adé & His African Beats is set to perform on Friday, June 26, 2015, at 92nd Street Y. This performance is part of an extensive North American tour. The concert opens World Music Institute’s 30th Anniversary Season.

King Sunny Adé is one of the leading Juju music acts. He will be accompanied by His African Beats, an ensemble of 17 musicians and vocalists and a rotation of 5 dancers.

The influential Nigerian musician released a set of landmark recordings, including Juju Music(1982) released by Island Records.

King Sunny Adé developed an electrified version of traditional, acoustic Yoruban music, characterized by the use of the talking drums, massive African percussion, chanting vocals and guitar lines leading to a hypnotic dance party.

Tickets for this performance 
 $45-$65 – with 35 & Under tickets available for $25 – are available at both92Y (212.415.5500) and WMI (212.545.7536).

Time
8:00pm
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street)