Oliver Mtukudzi Feb 10 at Columbia City Theater

Greetings African music fans,
Mark your calendars for this SUPER show coming up on February 10:

Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits
Opening:
Anzanga Marimba Ensemble
Naomi Wachira

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WHERE: Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
WHEN: February 10, 2017: Doors Open 7 PM Music starts 8 PM
COST: $40 general seating – $70 VIP
INFO and ADVANCE TICKETS: http://www.columbiacitytheater.com/events/40483929/oliver-mtukudzi

Dr. Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits
Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi is a Zimbabwean musician, songwriter, philanthropist, human rights activist and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the Southern African region. His musical journey began in 1977 when he formed the band Wagon Wheels; today, with 65 albums under his belt, Mtukudzi is regarded as Zimbabwe’s most renowned and internationally acclaimed cultural icons. Gifted with a deep, husky voice and a talent for writing songs that reflect on the daily life and struggles of the people of his homeland, Mtukudzi is affectionately known by his fans as “Tuku.”

Naomi Wachira
Naomi Wachira is an Afro-soul singer/songwriter who grew up in the small town of Kijabe, Kenya but is now a Seattle resident. She was named the Best Folk Singer in Seattle by the Seattle Weekly in 2015.

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble
Anzanga Marimba Ensemble performs traditional and contemporary African music from Zimbabwe and beyond. Celebrating 30 years as Seattle’s premier marimba group, Anzanga has inspired and enlightened many an audience with electrifying marimba sounds.

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Alpha Blondy in Seattle June 18

The Legendary Alpha Blondy
Jointly Presented by:
Yeleen Production, Culture Yard Productions & TamTam Seattle

Alpha Blondy & the Solar System
JUNE 18TH, 2016 – in SEATTLE at Kings Hall, 2929 27th Ave S ((Mount Baker Light Rail Station)
This is Alpha Blondy’s first time back to Seattle in 11 years!
We have improved the SOUND SYSTEM for this incredible show !!

Doors open at 8PM with:
Jamaican Roots Reggae singer Pablo Moses and the Revolutionary Dream Band.
Also DJ DAREK MAZZONE (KEXP) and DJ Peter!!!
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Ages 21 +
Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2545345

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Zimbabwean Dance Party May 6

Zimbabwean Dance Party
Join us at the Triple Door Musicquarium with Anzanga, Zambuko, and the University of Washington Zim Marimba Club. Bring your dancing shoes!

Friday May 6, 8:30 to 11:30
Free! No Cover, but must be 21 or older
The Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge
www.thetripledoor.net
216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

Late night Happy Hour at the Musiquarium brings back the joyful sounds of Zimbabwean marimbas. Remember Dumi and the likes of the Bombay Bicycle Club in Pioneer Square and the Bistro in the U-District? It’s time to hear it again, presented by the Triple Door. Musically rooted in traditional Zimbabwean and other styles of African music arranged for marimba, these ensembles perform on marimbas of different sizes and pitch ranges: soprano, tenor, baritone and bass. All three bands will play one blistering set each of high energy Zimbabwean marimba music!

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MISSA LUBA African Mass Nov. 21-22

The Seattle Peace Chorus performs:
The MISSA LUBA – a Congolese Mass with Pan-African Accompaniment
Directed by Fred West
Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 22, 2015 – 7 p.m.
University Congregational Church – 4515 16th Avenue NE, Seattle

Missa Luba
Featuring a diverse range of freedom songs, lullabies and anthems from South Africa and traditional mbira music of the Shona people
With special guests:
* Sid Law – One of the leading experts in the virtuosic Missa Luba tenor solo
* Thione and Gora Diop – Percussionists & master drummers from Senegal
* Kent Stevenson Trio – A heritage of African-American gospel and jazz traditions
* Claire Jones and Vawachi Marimba – One of Seattle’s leading performers of music from Zimbabwe

Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2380628 or call 800.838.3006800.838.3006 FREE
Tickets also available from Seattle Peace Chorus members
Questions? Visit http://www.seattlepeacechorus.org or call 206.264.5532206.264.5532
Seattle Peace Chorus
P.O. Box 30152 | Seattle, Washington 98125

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Remembering and Celebrating Abdoulaye Sylla’s Life

Friends,
Take the opportunity this weekend to remember Abdoulaye Sylla and celebrate his life.

Doundounba Dance and Drum Honoring Party
Friday October 23

7:00-10:30 PM
Dahlak Eritrean Restaurant
2007 S. State Street, Seattle

Remembrance Circle, Dinner and Tribute Performances
Saturday October 24

Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 E. Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Circle 4:00-6:00 PM
Dinner 6:00-7:30 PM
Performances 8:00-10:30 PM
Message from Guinea and more

Abdoulaye Memorial

For further information contact Laurie Sylla: sylla@danceanddrum.com

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Zimbabwean Dance Party October 13

Zimbabwean Dance Party
Join us at the Triple Door Musicquarium with members of Anzanga, Ruzivo, Vawachi, Zambuko and Yaamba marimba and bring your dancing shoes!

Tuesday, October 13, 8:00-11:00 pm
Free! No Cover, but must be 21 or older
The Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge
www.thetripledoor.net
216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

marimba
It has been a long time since full blown marimba has been heard in Seattle music clubs. Remember Dumi and the likes of the Bombay Bicycle Club in Pioneer Square and the Bistro in the U-District? It’s time to hear it again, NOW at the Triple Door. Musically rooted in traditional Zimbabwean and other styles of African music arranged for marimba, these ensembles perform on marimbas of different sizes and pitch ranges: soprano, tenor, baritone and bass. So come on down to the Triple Door, put your dancin’ shoes on and enjoy the music!

The ticketed show on the Triple Door Main Stage that night is Daby Toure.
And don’t forget Vieux Farke Toure at the Crocodile Friday Oct 9!

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Vieux Farka Toure at the Crocodile October 9

Hi African Music Nite fans,
Here’s a great show you won’t want to miss! – Claire

Vieux Farka Toure
Fri, October 9, 2015

8:00 pm @ The Crocodile
Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Toure was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981, the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure. His 2012 album The Tel Aviv Session (Cumbancha), a collaborative project with Israeli superstar Idan Raichel, has been hailed by fans and critics alike as a masterpiece and one of the best collaborative albums in the history of international music, drawing comparisons to Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder’s legendary Talking Timbuktu album.

Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Toure

Opening Band: Bigfoot Wallace & His Wicked Sons
Bigfoot Wallace & His Wicked Sons spread the good news from swamp to swamp and graveyard to graveyard. Come on and shake your butt at the church of rock n roll.
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121
(206) 441-4618
$20 Adv.

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Thione Diop at The Royal Room June 20

Don’t forget – Thione will be appearing at the Royal Room with two groups, representing the best of traditional and contemporary African music!
June 20, 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke 9:00 PM
Hot Senegalese drummer Thione Diop is back at the Royal Room 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!

Thione on Tama

Afro Groove 11:00 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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Thione Diop at The Royal Room June 20

Thione Diop with two groups
June 20, 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke 9:00 PM
Hot Senegalese drummer Thione Diop is back at the Royal Room 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!

Thione on Tama

Afro Groove 11:00 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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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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