March Calendar for African Music Nites

Happy Leap Day, everyone! We have some great one-of-a-kind shows coming up in March – hope to see you soon!

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

March 11: Mark Lilly and Bembe Olele
Bembe Olele (Strong and Capable Event) present their specialty Afro-Cuban Orisha dance and song, followed by a set of Congolese-influenced material. Mark Lilly, an Ayan initiate and former elementary school music specialist, founded Bembe Olele in 1993.

March 18: Fafi A.K.A. 3 Percent – Zimbabwean Urban Music
Zimbabwean songwriter, rapper, and poet Fafi, on tour from New York, defies any easy pigeonhole. He blends African marimba rhythms with hip-hop, reggae, and dancehall beats to give a unique hard hitting sound that can be identified as urban world music. He tops it all with a dance or two inspired by Zimbabwean folk and Congolese soukous rhythms. Visit Fafi’s MySpace page at

Saturday March 24: African Music Nite Dance Party at the Royal Room with Anokye Agofomma and Sol Afrique
Anokye Agofomma is led by Ghanaian master drummer Yaw Amponsah and inspired by the teaching of his father, the legendary Koo Nimo. Be prepared for hot Ghanaian drumming in the traditional Asante drumming traditions of Kete, Fontomfrom, and Adowa as well as popular palm wine music.
Sol Afrique features Cameroonian singer/songwriter/guitarist Guillaume Mpacko serving up a musical smorgasbord of Afro, Latin and jazzy beats and moods from Cameroon, South Africa, Cuba and the Caribbean in general.
9 to 11:30 pm March 24 only
This show is our first African Music Nites production at the Royal Room in Columbia City, 5000 Rainier Ave S., (see Come show your support for African Music Nites at this great new club!

You can check out photos of our February 19th anniversary event here.


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