BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

African Festival with Konono No. 1


Jul 17, 2010 • 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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Omar Pene & Super Diamono, Chiwoniso, Meta & the Cornerstones and Djarara

Our annual celebration of African music, food and culture builds to an ecstatic crescendo with the distortion-fueled trance music of Congolese thumb-piano wizards Konono No. 1. Dakar heavyweights Omar Pene & Super Diamono, seminal figures in the birth of the modern Senegalese sound, add a jolt of energy to the proceedings, while the distinctive voice of Zimbabwean Afro-soul diva Chiwoniso, the pan-African reggae of Meta & The Cornerstones, and the festival horns and drums from Haiti’s Djarara bring other unique flavors to the day.

Konono No 1
Omar Pene
Meta & The Cornerstones

Performance Schedule:

2:00 Djarara
3:00 Garikayi Tirikoti
3:15 Meta & The Cornerstones
4:20 Chiwoniso
5:40 Omar Pene & Super Diamono
7:15 Konono No. 1

The African Festival is presented with support from The South African Consulate General.
Additional support is provided by the Museum for African Art.
Radio Modou International is a promotional partner for the African Festival.


Venue Information:

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.

All Performances Rain or Shine. In the event of dangerous weather we will be communicating updates on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Doors open one hour prior to performance unless otherwise noted.