What's better than seeing Ethio-funk-jazz legend Girma Bèyènè? Only seeing him for free—and your friends at Afropop and World Music Institute want to give you that gift, when Girma and his band play Manhattan's (le) Poisson Rouge on Sept. 12.
It's very simple: All you have to do is sign up for Afropop's e-newsletter list—which comes out just once a week and tells you about the programming and New York concerts you want to hear about anyway—and then email email@example.com. Have something like “Girma Bèyènè Tickets” in the subject line, and we'll notify the winner by Sept. 9.
Bèyènè has been compared to Johnny Cash, as a respected elder statesman with a sonorous voice. A contemporary of golden age icons like Mulatu Astatke and Mahmoud Ahmed, Girma is a legend in his own right, not to be missed, and (le) Poisson Rouge is the ideal place to see him.
Don't miss this one, whatever you do.