Bakoso: Afrobeats Of Cuba Harlem Experience

From USD $40.00
  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: New York City, N.Y.

Heritage Tours is delighted to work with ImageNation Cinema Foundation to present the Bakoso: Afrobeats of Cuba Harlem EXPERIENCE. Presented in collaboration with ImageNation's COCKTAILS & CINEMA, a national quarterly social launched at Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater, the experience includes an hour-long walking tour of Harlem, followed by a festive film program at the Apollo Theater. Participants get a glass of beer/wine, music spun by one of NYC's hottest DJ's, an independent film screening, followed by a talkback with the best and brightest in independent film! Stay tuned for future cities, and join us quarterly in Harlem on the Apollo Theater Soundstage!

Bakoso: Afrobeats Of Cuba Harlem Experience includes the following:

  • Date: February 20th, 2020.
  • Price: $49.00 per person.
  • Meet: 4:45 PM Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center, 104 Malcolm X Boulevard, #2 & 3 trains on IRT lines (red) arrive directly to meeting location 212 280-7888.
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Harlem multimedia walking tour exploring Harlem West African, African-American and Caribbean culture with special emphasis placed on the impact that music plays in keeping those of African ancestry connected.  
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine/beer/cocktails, complimented with DJ Set hosted by Bembona.
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bakosó: AfroBeats of Cuba, preceded by a DJ set by Bembona. Bakoso follows DJ Jigüeto his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to find musical inspiration. He finds Afrobeats has helped create a new genre called Bakosó, which is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, with stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the Afrobeats genre, the film shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.
  • 8:00 - 9:00 Panel discussionPanelists:Panelists:

    Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Director
    Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Producer
    Mai-Elka Prado Gil, founder of the Afro-Latino Festival of New York

    Moikgantsi Kgama, ImageNation