Yasiin Bey Announces Final U.S. Performances

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After being cleared of charges made against him by the South African government, yasiin bey is prepping for his final performances in the United States.

The artist will be performing at the Apollo Theater in late December, and follow that up with several back to back performances at the Kennedy Center.

The Kennedy Center concerts will serve as a New Year’s Eve celebration, and will feature a post show party in the Grand Foyer.

Each show will be different from the other, with bey performing songs from his entire discography: The New DangerTrue MagicThe Ecstatic and Black On Both Sides, as well as new material. The artist will also be joined by surprise special guests for each performance.

“We are so excited to collaborate with the Kennedy Center on what will be a milestone moment in not only hip hop history but also in popular culture. The Apollo is the epicenter of African American culture and has always been a nurturer and supporter of innovation and artistic brilliance, so it is only fitting that yasiin bey have his final U.S. performances here as his contributions to hip hop, and music in general, are endless,” Apollo Theater’s Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes said in a statement. “We are looking forward to creating an unforgettable and celebratory evening for Mr. bey and his fans as he enters the next phase in his career.”

Following these final U.S. performances bey will travel to Africa, where he will focus on his arts, culture, and lifestyle collective A Country Called Earth (ACCE). Alongside other ACCE artists, he will also be creating paintings that will be displayed anonymously at both the Apollo Theater and the Kennedy Center.

Tickets to see bey at the Apollo Theater drop on Friday, December 2, but if you are a part of Apollo’s “A-List” group then you can do their pre sale offer, which begins on Tuesday, November 29. You can sign up for the A-List (as well as purchase tickets when they are available) here. Ticket prices range from $65 to $225.

For more information on the Kennedy Center shows, check out their website.

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