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ImageNation’s Cocktails & Sol Cinema: Tonton Manu


Featured Film: Tonton Manu

The Apollo continues its collaboration with ImageNation by co-presenting the Cocktails & Sol Cinema Series, a social gathering that includes a film screening, cocktail reception, and a post-show conversation with the filmmakers.

This special Africa Now! edition of Cocktails & Sol Cinema features Thierry Dechilly and Patrick Puzenat’s 2021 documentary, Tonton Manu, which follows the daily life of composer, musician, journalist, and ambassador of the Francophone world, Manu Dibango.

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About the Africa Now! Festival

Celebrate the rich and unparalleled influence of the African Diaspora on the global community in a weekend-long festival like no other. For its ninth season, the Africa Now! Festival spotlights the best cultural innovators and global thinkers from the continent in a celebration of contemporary musicians, comedians, filmmakers, and cultural innovators on the world-famous Apollo stage. Tap in and check out this year’s lineup of artists who are revolutionizing and driving trends across all facets of culture.

The Africa Now! Festival edition of ImageNation’s Cocktails & Sol Cinema is a continuation of the Apollo’s 2022-2023 season, The Next Movement, an exploration of what’s new, now and next in music, dance, art and ideas.

Get to Know Our Restaurant Partners

Visit our restaurant partners for a bite to eat, food or cocktails as you enjoy our Africa Now! celebration.

Yatenga French Bistro and Bar

Silvana NYC

Shrine World Music Venue

Covid-19 Guidelines

For the safety of our artists, audiences and staff, face coverings are optional but encouraged for all attendees while inside the theater. Click here for more information about our COVID safety policies.

About ImageNation

ImageNation Cinema Foundation is an innovative Harlem-based non-profit created to develop cinemas and audiences for independent films and music, that depict the global Black experience. ImageNation’s goal is to empower Black communities by presenting a variety of public programs that foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide. ImageNation has presented internationally in South Africa, Scotland and Canada; and domestically at Harvard University, MASS MOCA, Lincoln Center and in Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Baltimore, MD, Chicago, Ill, Indianapolis, IN, and Washington DC. Programs have featured appearances by luminaries such as Spike LeeLee DanielsAva DuVernayStanley NelsonRuby DeeErykah BaduChuck DRaoul PeckIndia. Arie and many others. ImageNation is a founding partner in AFFRM, a national film distribution collective, founded by Ava DuVernay.

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