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

Ruzivo

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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Rwandan Film “Sweet Dreams” April 13

Greetings,
I’m posting the following as a courtesy to the Seattle International Film Festival – Claire

SIFF Cinema is proud to present Sweet Dreams, which is a pre-event to our African Pictures program at the annual Seattle Film Festival.
http://www.siff.net/cinema/sweet-dreams
April 13, 12:00 PM
SIFF Cinema Uptown

Ingoma Nshya is Rwanda’s first and only all women’s drumming troupe. Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the troupe offers a place of support, healing and reconciliation. The group embarks on a journey to heal the wounds of the past and create their own unique path to a future of peace and possibility – by building the first ice cream parlor in their village. After the film, join us for the announcement of our SIFF 2014 African Pictures program.
With free Snoqualmie Ice Cream!

Official SIFF 2014 African Pictures Kick-Off!
Following the show, SIFF programmers will announce the 2014 African Pictures lineup and present trailers for the selected films. This is our second year presenting African Pictures, a celebration of the diverse and burgeoning hotbed of filmmaking activity emerging across the continent of Africa. The program is made possible through a multiyear grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Reminder – African Music tonite at the Royal Room

March 8: African Music Nites with Spirit of Ojah and Super Mokako
9:00 – 11:30 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Spirit of Ojah 9:00 pm
The Spirit of Ojah dance Band, led by legendary Ghanaian highlife drummer Roger Ocquaye, plays long harmonious waves of sound and rhythm: jungle rhythm, reggae and highlife from West Africa and America! http://www.myspace.com/spiritofojah

Eckaman and 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!

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African Music Nite Double Bill March 8

Hi African Music fans,
Mark your calendars for a terrific show featuring two great vocalists and their bands at the Royal Room March 8th! – Claire

March 8: African Music Nites with Spirit of Ojah and Super Mokako
9:00 – 11:30 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Spirit of Ojah 9:00 pm
The Spirit of Ojah Dance Band, led by legendary Ghanaian highlife drummer Roger Ocquaye, plays long harmonious waves of sound and rhythm: jungle rhythm, reggae and highlife from West Africa and America! http://www.myspace.com/spiritofojah

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Eckaman and 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!

EckamanCrop

SUGGESTED DONATION $5-15
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