February 5: Atlantic Melody
High-energy pop music of West Africa! Atlantic Melody is led by Edward Souarez (Guinea), the best African trap-set drummer and vocalist this side of the Atlantic. Come prepared to dance!
February 19: African Music Nites Anniversary and Outreach Celebration
Sponsored by a Smart Ventures grant from the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, we are offering free African dance workshops in the afternoon, and a gala evening show featuring Eduardo Mendonça followed by Roger Ocquaye and Spirit of Ojah.
3:00- 4:00 pm – Contemporary Congolese Dance with Makeda Ebube
4:00- 5:00 pm – Traditional Guinean Dance (style TBD) with Manimou Camara
8:00- 8:50 pm – A Taste of Carnival with Eduardo Mendonça Trio
9:00- 10:00 pm – Roger Ocquaye and Spirit of Ojah: Jungle rhythm, reggae and highlife from West Africa and America! http://www.myspace.org/spiritofojah
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