April Calendar for African Music Nites

Thanks to all who came out to the Royal Room March 24 for our first show there – Anokye Agofomma and Sol Afrique were great and the house was packed!
Here’s alink to some pics kindly taken by Gene Trent:
Claire and Shawna

Here is the April 2012 schedule:
APRIL 1 and 15 – Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge, 1212 E. Jefferson
APRIL 7 and 29 – Deo Valente Café, a new venue for South Seattleites!! 4219 S Othello St. at MLK Wy, across from the Light Rail station. Espresso, beer, wine and great eats including panini and home made gelato; validated parking. Check out their reviews at http://www.yelp.com/biz/deo-valente-cafe-seattle

April 1:Leif Totusek’s Freestyle Candela and Guests at Waid’s
Leif Totusek has played extensively with soukous guitar master Mose Fan Fan and has a great feel for African guitar. His group Freestyle Candela sizzles with spirited soukous, high-life, rumba and inspirations from Hendrix to Haiti. Special guests include: Ricardo Guity/drums, Jeff Volkman/bass, Nathalie Guilluame and Shanetta Brown/vocals. http://www.theconwaymuse.com/showevent.cfm?id=2060&fb_source=message

Saturday April 7: Manimou Camara and Denbaya at Deo Valente Café
Denbaya is led by popular Guinean drummer and dancer Manimou Camara. This multi-ethnic dance and drum troupe presents an exuberant and joyful combination of rhythms, soul-soaring dance, and melodic melodies from the Susu, Malinke, Baga and K’pelle cultures of Guinea. Saturday performance this week only! http://www.douniadjembe.com/

April 15: Eckaman and Super Mokako at Waid’s
Dance to live Congolese soukous and original Afro Funk music with Super Mokako, featuring vocalist extraordinaire Eckaman. If you haven’t heard them, you’re in for a real treat; the group regularly has everyone on their feet!

April 29: Festival After-party at Deo Valente Café
Party down after a rhythmic weekend at the Seattle Center in this great new café! Guinean drummer and dancer Manimou Camara heads the festivities with more exciting performers TBD.



2 responses to “April Calendar for African Music Nites

  1. So glad the Royal Room was a success – sorry I missed it.