Posted on December 18, 2015
Emel Mathlouthi performs her song “Kelmti Horra” at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Concert. Emel is a firebrand Tunisian singer, songwriter and composer. She gained attention when her song Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free) was adopted by the Arab Spring revolutionaries and soon became an anthem throughout the region, in particular among young people yearning for change.
The Nobel Peace Prize Concert is a musical tribute held annually on 11 December every year since 1994 to honor the year’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Performers from around the world are proud to join in celebration of this important event, which features music ranging from pop and rock to jazz, classical, blues and country. The special mix of celebrity, celebration and ceremony makes this event a magical night to remember.
This year, one of the recipients is the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, a democracy group, which, according to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, made a “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy”.
Posted on December 17, 2015
Posted on December 8, 2015
Branches of The Same Tree, the latest album of the celebrated Ghanaian Afro roots artist Rocky Dawuni has been nominated for a Grammy award under the Best Reggae Album category in the 2016 Grammy awards. The Grammy Award which was originally called Gramophone Award first begun in 1959 in the USA.
The album, which is Rocky’s sixth studio album was released in March 2015 on Cumbancha. The artiste embarked on international tours to promote the album throughout the year that took him to countries like Denmark, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, the UK, Canada and across the USA where he makes his second home.
Posted on November 24, 2015
In addition to our annual Saturday Hilton showcases, we are proud to announce our Monday night 2016 APAP Showcase at Brooklyn Bowl!
Join us, Cambalache, Emel Mathlouthi, Maarja Nuut, DakhaBrakha, and The Battle of Santiago on Monday Jan 18, 2016. Doors open at 6pm. Show starts 7pm. Free w/ APAP badge. Dinner available.