Reminder: African Music at the Royal Room Sept 13

Two great acts: Jimu Makurumbandi and Eckaman & Super Mokako
September 13: 9:00 – 12:00 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Jimu Makurumbandi plays Mbira and Kora 9:00 pm
Hailing from Zimbabwe, Jimu Makurumbandi is a multi-talented instrumentalist, vocalist, dancer and choreographer with boundless energy onstage. An accomplished mbira and marimba player, Jimu encountered the West African kora in Scandinavia, and brings a Shona mbira sensibility to the instrument. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc7vH5-SmB8
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Eckaman & Super Mokako 10:15 pm
Vocalist extraordinaire Eckaman and Super Mokako perform Congolese soukous music and original Afro-funk. If you haven’t heard them, you’re in for a real treat; the group regularly has everyone on their feet!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxf7iWDA2IU

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September 13 African Music Nite at The Royal Room

Two great acts: Jimu Makurumbandi and Eckaman & Super Mokako
September 13: 9:00 – 12:00 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Jimu Makurumbandi plays Mbira and Kora 9:00 pm
Hailing from Zimbabwe, Jimu Makurumbandi is a multi-talented instrumentalist, vocalist, dancer and choreographer with boundless energy onstage. An accomplished mbira and marimba player, Jimu encountered the West African kora in Scandinavia, and brings a Shona mbira sensibility to the instrument. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc7vH5-SmB8

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Eckaman & Super Mokako 10:15 pm
Vocalist extraordinaire Eckaman and Super Mokako perform Congolese soukous music and original Afro-funk. If you haven’t heard them, you’re in for a real treat; the group regularly has everyone on their feet!

SUGGESTED DONATION $5-15
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SUPPORT LIVE AFRICAN MUSIC!

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African Dance Party at the Musicquarium August 7

The Triple Door’s Musicquarium presents the final of 3 African Dance Parties!

Thursday, August 7th
Show: 9:30 – midnight
No Cover!

Spirit of Ojah
Roger Ocquaye and Spirit of Ojah Dance Band, led by legendary Ghanaian highlife drummer Roger Ocquaye play African Reggae, Highlife and Funk from West Africa and America!
www.thetripledoor.net

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Sensational Afro-Fusion Band MOKOOMBA July 24

Serious fans of African popular music will not want to miss this band! – Claire

Zimfest Opening Night JULY 24 with MOKOOMBA
WHERE:
University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Hall – Tacoma
WHEN: 9:00 – 10:30 PM
TICKETS: $20 in advance, $24 at the door. Purchase stand-alone MOKOOMBA tickets from Brown Paper Tickets . Purchase tickets for MOKOOMBA and other Zimfest concerts and workshops: https://2014.zimfest.org/
DIRECTIONS: https://2014.zimfest.org/getting-to-zimfest/ Scroll down to “Music Building/Schneebeck (west side of UPS campus)”

Music from the cultural melting pot of Victoria Falls.

MOKOOMBA is on their first visit to North America this summer after making a name for themselves in Europe and Australia. The band of six young men hails from Victoria Falls, home to the Tonga people, and combines traditional and modern instruments with a rich blend of rhythms. Their vibrant sound, largely originating from spectacular lead vocalist Mathias Muzaza, draws on traditional Tonga music, and also embraces the diverse music cultures of southern Africa.

mokoomba-rising-tide-webReviews of MOKOOMBA’S latest CD, Rising Tide:
“Mokoomba is quite simply the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory. The sheer density of ideas in this session is impressive, but it never feels like the musicians are merely checking off stylistic boxes. This is an A+ international debut… In all, Mokoomba, riding their own rising tide, are the best news we have heard out of Zimbabwe in years.” (Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide, USA, August 2012)

Enjoy this video clip of Mokoomba in performance in Belgium
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivakk2MPw0U&feature=relm

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Africa Music Summit June 28

Africa Music Summit June 28, 2014
Alpha Yaya Diallo and Prince Diabate

Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave Seattle, 98122
Tickets $36 in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, $40 at the door

5pm to 6pm – Free African Dance workshop with Message from Guinea
Special guests: Abdoulaye Syllah, Atlantic Melody with Edward Souarez, Naby Camara, Leif Totusek, Mohammed Shaibu, Thione Diop, N’nato Camara

Live Music 9pm to 1am
Comfort Food Band followed by
Alpha Yaya Diallo – 3 times Juno Award winner
Prince Diabate – The Hendrix of Kora

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Zimbabwean Dance Party June 12

If this show gets a positive response, The Triple Door will host Zimbabwean marimba music monthly upstairs in the Musicquarium! – Claire

Zimbabwean Dance Party
June 12, 9:00PM start time
Three Bands!

Anzanga Marimba
myspace.com/anzanga


Ruzivo Marimba

ruzivomusic.com/
www.facebook.com/ruzivomusic

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Yaamba Marimba
www.facebook.com/pages/YAAMBA/295092618256

Triple Door Musicquarium (upstairs)
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
No Cover!

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Africa Music Summit June 28

AFRICAN MUSIC LOVERS – this show has been relocated to Washington Hall at 153 14th Ave Seattle, 98122. Please call Abdul for information at (206) 851-9513

Africa Music Summit June 28, 2014
Alpha Yaya Diallo and Prince Diabate

Kings Hall, 2929 27th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144
Tickets $36 in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, $40 at the door

5pm to 6pm – Free African Dance workshop with Message from Guinea
Special guests: Abdoulaye Syllah, Atlantic Melody with Edward Souarez, Naby Camara, Leif Totusek, Mohammed Shaibu, Thione Diop, N’nato Camara

Live Music 9pm to 1am
Comfort Food Band followed by
Alpha Yaya Diallo – 3 times Juno Award winner
Prince Diabate – The Hendrix of Kora

11x17 Flyer 6-9-14

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Sensational Afro-Fusion Band MOKOOMBA July 24

Serious Afropop fans will not want to miss this band – voted Songlines magazine’s top newcomer in 2013 – Claire

Zimfest Opening Night JULY 24 with MOKOOMBA
WHERE:
University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Hall – Tacoma
WHEN: 9:00 – 10:30 PM
TICKETS: $20 in advance, $24 at the door. Purchase stand-alone MOKOOMBA tickets from Brown Paper Tickets . Purchase tickets for MOKOOMBA and other Zimfest concerts and workshops: https://2014.zimfest.org/
DIRECTIONS: https://2014.zimfest.org/getting-to-zimfest/ Scroll down to “Music Building/Schneebeck (west side of UPS campus)”

Music from the cultural melting pot of Victoria Falls.

MOKOOMBA will be making their first visit to North America this summer after making a name for themselves in Europe and Australia. The band of six young men hails from Victoria Falls, home to the Tonga people, and combines traditional and modern instruments with a rich blend of rhythms. Their vibrant sound, largely originating from spectacular lead vocalist Mathias Muzaza, draws on traditional Tonga music, and also embraces the diverse music cultures of southern Africa.

mokoomba-rising-tide-webReviews of MOKOOMBA’S latest CD, Rising Tide:
“Mokoomba is quite simply the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory. The sheer density of ideas in this session is impressive, but it never feels like the musicians are merely checking off stylistic boxes. This is an A+ international debut… In all, Mokoomba, riding their own rising tide, are the best news we have heard out of Zimbabwe in years.” (Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide, USA, August 2012)
“I’ve seen the future of Afrosound and it is called Mokoomba.” (Thorsten Bednarz, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Germany, October 2012)

Enjoy this video clip of Mokoomba in performance in Belgium
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivakk2MPw0U&feature=relm

Anokye Agofomma and KUDJO at The Royal Room May 10

African Music Nite Dance Party with Anokye Agofomma and KUDJO
May 10, 9 to 11:45 pm at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Anokye Agofomma 9:00 pm
Anokye Agofomma is led by Ghanaian master drummer Yaw Amponsah and inspired by the teaching of his father, the legendary Koo Nimo. Be prepared for hot Ghanaian drumming in the traditional Asante drumming traditions of Kete, Fontomfrom, and Adowa, as well as popular palm wine music.

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KUDJO 10:15 pm
KUDJO is a dynamic world music band with a one-of-a-kind sound. Their original tunes, rooted in traditional African sounds and reggae, pay homage to Fela and Bob Marley. Kudjo, a vocalist from Accra, Ghana leads the band and is backed by fellow Ghanaian Yaw on drums, Lonnie on bass, John Arvisu on lead guitar, Art on keys, Shanetta Brown on backing vocals, Adam Seyler on sax, and Denny on percussion.
http://kudjomusic.com/

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Master Mbira Player Musekiwa Chingodza at UW April 25

Take in a sweet concert at UW: Zimbabwean Mbira Master Musekiwa Chingodza

Musekiwa Chingodza, Mbira Master from Zimbabwe
In Concert April 25, 7:30 PM
UW School of Music
Brechemin Auditorium

Musekiwa Chingodza was born into a family of great mbira players in Mwangara village, Murewa, Zimbabwe, in 1970. He began playing mbira at the age of five and is self-taught. Through listening to other gwenyambira, or great mbira players, he developed a strong attachment to and love for mbira music. He says, “Our music is both medicine and food, as mbira has the power to heal and to provide for people. Mbira pleases both the living and the dead.” Since 1999, he has been a regular visitor to the U.S. With his engaging personality, gentle teaching style, virtuoso mbira playing ability and deep immersion in his culture, he is almost always asked to come back for repeat visits.
Listen to a recent performance here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dzJaHhgebA

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