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Thione Diop at The Royal Room October 20

October 20: African Music Nite with Thione Diop
8:00 – 10:30 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke 8:00 pm

Hot Senegalese drummer Thione Diop is ready to rock the house! His high-energy percussion group Yeke Yeke plays some of the best traditional African music in the Northwest. Be prepared to dance!
Afro Groove 9:15 pm
Thione’s Afro Groove ensemble fuses World musical sounds with rootsy percussion, a dynamic horn section, an urging rhythm section and spirited vocals.
http://www.thionediop.com
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SUGGESTED DONATION $5-15
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Save the Date: African Music Nite with Thione Diop October 20

October 20: African Music Nite with Thione Diop
8:00 – 10:30 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke 8:00 pm

Hot Senegalese drummer Thione Diop is back in Seattle and ready to rock the house! His high-energy percussion group Yeke Yeke plays some of the best traditional African music in the Northwest. Be prepared to dance!
Afro Groove 9:15 pm
Thione’s Afro Groove ensemble fuses World musical sounds with rootsy percussion, a dynamic horn section, an urging rhythm section and spirited vocals.
http://www.thionediop.com.
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SUGGESTED DONATION $5-15
PRODUCED BY AFRICAN MUSIC NITES
SUPPORT LIVE AFRICAN MUSIC!

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Upcoming Events

African Spring Celebration
with Message From Guinea, Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke
Saturday March 30, 7:00 pm – 1:00 am

Great music, great dancing, great way to celebrate spring. Music by Message From Guinea, Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke, DJ Kwasee.
Your hosts: Laurie Sylla and Afua N’diaye
Location: Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Place South, Seattle , 98144
African cuisine, bar: $15 admission

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Fatoumata Diawara at Jazz Alley April 2-3
One of the breakout stars from this year’s edition of New York City’s globalFEST, breakout Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara mixes elements of jazz, pop and funk along with her ancestral Wassoulou tradition.
Jazz Alley 2033 6th Avenue, Seattle WA Ph: 206.441.9729 http://www.jazzalley.com/directions.asp

Thione Diop and Afro Groove at The Royal Room Sept 29

Saturday September 29 @ 9-11:30 pm: Thione Diop with Yeke Yeke and Afro Groove.
Sensational Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop’s Afro Groove mixes West African rhythms with other world music influences including Afro-Cuban, New Orleans and other parts of Africa. Yeke Yeke opens with traditional percussion rhythms from Senegal, Guinea and other parts of Africa.
http://thionediop.com/

Come show your support for African Music Nites at this wonderful club, The Royal Room in Columbia City! http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Suggested donation $5-15
Produced by African Music Nites
Support live African music!

African Music Nites in September

Hi all,
We have one show at Waid’s and one show at the Royal Room in September – come out and enjoy some live African music!

Sunday September 23: Sean Gaskell plays Kora
Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge, 1212 E. Jefferson, 8:00-10:00 pm
Sean Gaskell plays the West African kora, the 21 string harp which is native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. Sean has studied the kora at length over two visits to Gambia in the past decade.
http://www.seangaskell.com/

Saturday September 29: Thione Diop with Yeke Yeke and Afro Groove.
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S., 9:00-11:30 pm

Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke play traditional percussion rhythms from Senegal, Guinea and other parts of Africa. Some instruments played include djembe, djun djun,sabar and tama (talking drum). Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop’s Afro Groove is a new band band mixing West African rhythms with other world music influences including Afro-Cuban, New Orleans and other parts of Africa. http://thionediop.com/


Suggested donation $5-15
Produced by African Music Nites
Support live African music!

January 8 at Waid’s

Thione Diop and Friends
Thione Diop’s last show before heading home to Senegal for a while!
Thione will be playing some traditional West African rhythms as well as jazz fusion. Musicians include: Leif Totusek on guitar, Aaron Walker-Loud on drumset, Brady Millard-Kish on bass, Tobi Stone on saxophone, Sam Boshnack on trumpet, Gora Diop & Etienne Cakpo on percussion, Siya Manyakanyaka-Kelly & Shanetta Brown on vocals.

Senegalese drumming group Yeke Yeke will also perform traditional West African rhythms and song. The traditional set will feature Frank Anderson, Sam Weng, Brennon Murphy, Rusty Knorr and Chava Mirel.

Live Music Sunday evenings 8-10 PM
Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge
1212 E. Jefferson St., Seattle
$5 Suggested Donation
Produced by African Music Nites Consortium

January Calendar for African Music Nites

Hi African Music Lovers,
A happy, peaceful and prosperous 2012 to you! Continuing our policy of reducing the number of shows we present while maintaining a high quality, we have scheduled only two shows for January – but save the date of February 19 for our 1st Anniversary celebration! Also, we want to let you know we are simplifying our name to the more easily remembered (we hope) name of “African Music Nites Consortium.” Come on out to Waid’s for some great food and music,
Claire and Shawna

January 8: Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke
Popular Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop helps bring in the New Year at Waid’s, accompanied by his hot West African drumming group Yeke Yeke and surprise guests. Come celebrate the recent release of Thione’s new CD, Mix of Africa.

January 22: Soyaya
West African music featuring Mohammed Shaibu on vocals, guitar and talking drum. Traditional and modern styles of Ghana, always with some new touches.

Looking ahead to February:
The African Music Nites Consortium celebrates its first anniversary with a special event on February 19 (President’s Day Weekend) 2012! Sponsored by a Smart Ventures grant from the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, we are offering free African dance workshops taught by Makeda Ebube and Manimou Camara, 3 – 5 pm, and a gala evening show featuring Eduardo Mendonça and members of Show Brazil followed by Roger Ocquaye and Spirit of Ojah. All events take place at Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge.

Live Music Sunday evenings 8 – 10 PM
Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge
1212 E. Jefferson St., Seattle
$5 Suggested Donation
Produced by African Music Nites Consortium

African Music Nites – See you in 2012

Greetings Friends of African music,
No performance December 25 – Season’s Greetings

Have a wonderful Kwanzaa! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukah! Peace!

Roots! Consortium will be on vacation until January 8 when we return to Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge with Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke.

Meanwhile, check out internationally reknowned Ghanaian palm wine guitarist Koo Nimo performing with Yaw Amponsah and Manghis Khan on January 2nd, 2012 @ Lucid Lounge, 5241 University Way NE, 8-10 pm, $5.

African Music Nites
Live Music Sunday evenings
Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge
1212 E. Jefferson St., Seattle
$5 Suggested Donation
Produced by Roots! A Community Consortium

Pan-African Masquerade Party October 30

In dedication to the many traditions of African Masquerade, we are holding a Halloween party with performers from different areas of Africa and the African diaspora. Performers include: Yaw Amponsah (Ghana), Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke (Senegal) and Tribalution- Back to the Future featuring Orbitron and members of Global Heat and more!

Yaw Amponsah
Asante drumming traditions of Kete, Fontomfrom, and Adowa


Tribalution- Back to the Future featuring Orbitron and members of Global Heat

Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke – Hot Senegalese drumming

 

 

Come early for an all you can eat buffet of delicious Eritrean food at $13 a person.

African Music Nites
Live Music every Sunday: This week 8 – 10:30 PM
Dahlak Restaurant 2007 S State St.
No Cover – $5 donation suggested
Produced by Roots! A Community Consortium

September 25th at Dahlak

Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke
Hot drummer Thione Diop is back from Senegal and ready to rock the house! His high-energy percussion group Yeke Yeke plays some of the best traditional African music in the Northwest. Be prepared to dance!

http://www.thionediop.com

 

African Music Nites
Live Music every Sunday 8 – 10 PM
Dahlak Restaurant 2007 S State St.
No Cover – Donations requested

Produced by Roots!A Community Consortium