April 11, 2018 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
In 1974, during the heyday of New York City’s salsa explosion, the Fania All-Stars, a group that brought together several of the Fania record label’s most popular artists, were invited to perform in front of 80,000 people at a stadium in Zaire, Africa. Featuring exquisite performances by Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe, and the All-Stars’ many other virtuoso players and vocalists, the concert was captured on film by director, Leon Gast with help from Albert Maysles. Live In Africa (92 min, 1974) offers a glimpse into a particularly soulful moment in the history of Latin music and serves as a key document of the influence of New York City’s diasporic, polyglot cultures on the world. Conversation to follow, speakers to be announced.
Cost: $15 for adults | $12 for seniors, students, and educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum and Maysles Documentary Center Members. Includes Museum admission.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029