There are lots of exciting African and African-related music events coming up in the next couple of weeks. Here are some of them:
Saturday May 19th 7:30 pm Rumbon Party
Union Cultural Center, 803 S. King Street
Silvio and FICA
Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble
The Lovely Lara of Wassa Dance
Tablas with Doug MacKenzie
Bembe Olele-Rumba, Comparsa, Orisha and Ijesa throughout the evening!
5 dollars @ the door…more if you are feeling generous!
Beer and Wine 21 and Over
Sunday, May 20th 7:00 pm Comfort Food
Waid’s Haitian House of Love, 1212 E. Jefferson St.
“Bitches Brew meets Fela Kuti” – Celebrating the music of electric Miles to the driving afrobeat of Fela Kuti!
This Sunday, keyboardist/singer/songwriter Darrius Willrich will sit in on keys/synths! http://www.reverbnation.com/comfortfood
Saturday May 26 9:00 – 11:30
African Music Nite at the Royal Room with Show Brazil
Spicy Sounds of Brazil will reverberate in the Royal Room with this internationally acclaimed Brazilian band led by Eduardo Mendonça. http://www.showbrazil.com/
This show is our second monthly African Nite at the Royal Room in Columbia City, 5000 Rainier Ave S. Come show your support for African Music Nites at this great new club!
Sunday June 10 7:30 pm
The Roots of Hip Hop in Ancient Cultures
Intiman Theatre, 121 Mercer St
Sponsored by Seattle’s Next 50 program, Global Heat collaborates with Hip Hop, African, and Brazilian performing artists to illustrate the origins of Hip Hop styles in diverse traditional cultures. Hosted by emcee Suntonio Bandanaz and featuring Massive Monkees, Soul Shifters, Etienne Cakpo, Mestre Curisco and many more artists. Co-sponsored by African Music Nites. Free, All Ages!