This year, from June through October, the Capital One City Parks Foundation, a non-profit organization in New York, USA, will organize its yearly outdoor music event under the name “SummerStage.”
On August 13th, 2022, they will present an Afrobeat performance in the Bronx, New York.
Shatta Wale, a reggae-dancehall artist from Ghana, Wiyaala, Dj Freshyk, and a host of other African and worldwide music icons are among the headliners for the concert.
The 2022 season of SummerStage will carry on the tradition of bringing together some of the most prominent musical figures in the world who embody a variety of musical genres and cultural offerings, including jazz, hip hop, Latin, global, indie, and contemporary dance.
Erika Elliott, the Executive Artistic Director of SummerStage, made the following statement in a formal news release:
“For more than three decades, we have been honored to call New York our home. It is the epitome of a global metropolis. SummerStage presents distinctly New York genres like salsa, jazz, and hip hop along with indie, reggae, Afrobeat, soul, modern dance, and much more in the local neighborhood parks. Renowned performers and up-and-coming stars from all over the world are showcased there.
” We turn local parks into dynamic and accessible performance spaces. There truly is no better place to experience music than amongst the trees in this iconic spot. Come watch legendary artists and also discover emerging stars that would be performing live at the event.”
Shatta Wale’s group of friends and Enoch Kofi Bannerman, CEO of restless media, both expressed their excitement about partnering with him on the music promotion.
“Shatta Wale’s influence in the Ghanaian and largely African music industry is quite remarkable. Having known him for a while, I am confident his display at Summerstage will mark another great stride”, he said.
Media executive and premier music partners founder Abass Akeju expressed excitement about the potential of collaborating with the organization, praising the endeavor to place a prominent talent from Ghana on a worldwide scale and mentioning Ghana’s music business as one of the fastest-growing in Africa.