Also performing are Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, Blitz the Ambassador, Sahr Ngaujah (the star of FELA! on Broadway), Zakee, Dragons of Zynth, DJ J. Period, DJ Dhundee and DJ OP!
The Roots headline the OkayAfrica World Cup 2010 Finals party to celebrate the first time in its 80-year history the tournament will take place on African soil. With a kick-off by Sahr Ngaujah, the star of the hit Broadway musical Fela!, the show features performances by artists from all corners of the Diaspora, including host Talib Kweli (Brooklyn), Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew (Sierra Leone), Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana), and many others to be announced. Musically omnivorous hip-hop icons The Roots honor the fresh music of Africa jamming throughout the day with surprise guests and capping it all off with a closing set.
Before the concert join our friends at the Dumbo Improvement District for a live viewing of the final game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa in The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge! More info: http://www.dumbonyc.org/index.php?route=res|events&id=648#648