August Calendar

August 7: All-Zimbabwean Show with Bongo Love and Mbira DzaMuninga
Both groups are touring the US. This is your only chance to see them in Seattle this year!
7 pm  Buffet – Special buffet Dinner August 7 only: All-you-can-eat for $12
8-9 pm Bongo Love – one of Africa’s hottest young performing groups. Marimba/mbira/guitar/percussion in “Afro-coustics” style music.
9:20-10:20 Mbira DzeMuninga Deep, spiritual mbira music from the Nharira mountains of Zimbabwe, featuring dancer extraordinaire Martha Thom.

August 14: Maya Soleil
Afro-World Fusion Music & Dance, led by Rob Pastorok and featuring Guinean Karim Koumbassa (jun jun, ngoni, vocals), with a stellar band of regular members of Maya Soleil.

August 21: MB Orchestra
Bahaa Sadak, Egyptian vocalist and keyboards, comes back to Dahlak with an Egyptian dance party. The MB Orchestra features his father, oud master Maurice Rouman, and brother George Sadak, drummer and percussionist. The family group plays a mix of Middle Eastern music, alternating between the passion of ancient Egyptian Pharoanic music and the enticing sounds of a modern Cairo cabaret. Learn more about the artists at

 August 28: Naby Camara and Lagni Sussu
Traditional and modern music of the griots of Guinea featuring balafon master Naby Camara. Lagni Sussu, in the Sussu Dialect of Guinea, means people of all different races, classes, and background working together.

African Music Nites
Live Music every Sunday 8 – 10 PM
Dahlak Restaurant @ 2007 S State St.
Free Admission (donations requested)


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