Afrobeats + African
One of the first acts that graced EartH Theatre’s stage was Ethio-Jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke, whose exceptional performance set a high bar for everyone that’s followed.
Since then, we’ve featured music from around the continent including Mali’s Songhoy Blues, Omah Lay (Nigeria), Belgian-South African artist Petite Noir, a showcase for experimental French-West-African label No Format!, and Tuareg blues guitarist Mdou Moctar, whose LP Afrique Victime was one of the Guardian‘s top albums of 2021.
Browse upcoming events featuring music rooted in African sounds…
Upcoming Afrobeats + African Music Events
Bloc Fest: Buju, LAX, Boj + JulsSunday June 5 2022
Black Motion (DJ) + Culoe De SongSaturday June 11 2022
SoolkingTuesday November 15 2022
What’s more, inherently the diaspora has created a breeding ground for musical experimentation and collaboration – along with traditional continental music, we have hosted Afrofuturist, Afro-Latino, African-American, and Afro-European artists whose innovations have steered the direction and evolution of contemporary music, and whose influences can be heard throughout international pop music today.