Music: Congo's Rafiya brings her "Amazing" album to the Apollo

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She'll be at the Apollo Music Café on Saturday, April 9th, 2016.

RAFIYA, the independent Congolese artist, released her “Amazing” debut in 2010 to critical acclaim from domestic and international afrosoul music aficionados. She followed up in 2012 with the “Where I’m From” project which was movement to empower Africans, and in 2014 released “My Number” and “Hustle” which are on rotation in major radio stations in Ivory Coast and Congo.

She is currently putting the finishing touches on her upcoming EP and will showcase new tracks from the project during her set at the Apollo Music Café.

Those who have yet to catch RAFIYA live will get to experience her electrifying blend of contemporary African rhythms and modern pop music.

She cites Youssou N’dour, India.Arie and Les Nubians as her influences but is proudly establishing a differentiated sound which transcends cultures and genres.

Do not miss this unique musical experience. Space is limited so purchase your tickets today.

Showtime starts at 10:00p.m. EST

RAFIYA first gained international attention in 2010 upon the release of her “Amazing” debut album. She has recorded and performed internationally and domestically with some of Africa’s most popular artists.

RAFIYA was born in Los Angeles to Congolese parents, and grew up across West Africa and the Carribean.

She writes and sings about the human experience in English, French and Lingala, but regardless of your native tongue, her passion translates itself in the melody.

Parlez-vous RAFIYA?

For press and booking inquiries please contact Ihaku Ngokwey at

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