For this invigorating triple-bill, OkayAfrica—the digital hub of the African New Wave—fills Damrosch Park with the funk of West African beats and the rhythms of Caribbean carnival. Jamaican-born reggae star of the ’80s Sister Nancy summons the essential elements of carnival culture—music, costume, and dance—alongside eclectic London Afrobeats band The Compozers and Nigerian club star D’banj. Live dancers turn the stage into a vivid, colorful mash-up of African and Caribbean cultures in the heart of New York City.

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“Every summer belongs to ‘Bam Bam.’”
– New Yorker on Sister Nancy’s famous reggae song
“The most electrifying instrumentalists to grace the music scene in recent years.”
– MTV on The Compozers

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OkayAfrica’s Riddim & Beats

D’banj

Sister Nancy

The Compozers

Thursday, August 10 Damrosch Park

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Venue and Accessibility

Damrosch Park
Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices Assistive listening devices

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