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

More Info: http://mcny.org/event/fania-all-stars-live-africa

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