African Music Nites Anniversary Celebration Feb 19th at Waid’s

Come celebrate with us February 19!
During Black History month, we honor and celebrate the African goddess Oya. It’s been over a year since Hidmo closed and we began co-producing the African Music Nites, now at Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge. To celebrate our anniversary, we are offering free African dance workshops in the afternoon, and a gala evening show with two bands, all sponsored by a Smart Ventures grant from the City of Seattle. Come out and dance during President’s Day Weekend!
Shawna Hawk and Claire Jones, African Music Nites Consortium

All events take place at Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge, 1212 E. Jefferson, (near Seattle University)
Workshops:
3:00- 4:00 pm – Contemporary Congolese Dance with Makeda Ebube
4:00- 5:00 pm – Traditional Guinean Dance (style TBD) with Manimou Camara

Performances:
8:00- 8:50 pm – A Taste of Carnival with Eduardo Mendonça Trio http://www.showbrazil.com/en/eduardo.html

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

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