Hope you’ve had a restful and music-filled Memorial Day weekend. Here’s the June calendar for African Music Nites. Hope to see you soon! Claire
June 10 – The Roots of Hip Hop in Ancient Cultures, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Center 7:30 PM
As part of the Seattle Next 50 program, Global Heat collaborates with Hip Hop, African, and Brazilian performing artists to illustrate the origins of Hip Hop styles in diverse traditional cultures. Confirmed music, dance and spoken word performers include Suntonio Bandanaz/emcee and host; Global Heat; Massive Monkees/break dance; Draze (aka Dumi Maraire, Jr)/hip hop emcee & event role as African griot; Etienne Cakpo/dance; Kama/Kenyan hip hop emcee; Yaw Amponsah/percussion; Shanetta Brown/dance and vocals; Mestre Curisco & Coty Valdez/Brazilian Capoeira. Free!!! Co-sponsored by African Music Nites.
June 17: Zimbabwean Music with Musekiwa Chingodza and Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble 8 – 10 pm at Waid’s
Enjoy the soulful and uplifting music of visiting Zimbabwean mbira player Musekiwa Chingodza. Born in 1970 into a family of great mbira players in Mwangara village, Murehwa, Zimbabwe, Chingodza began playing mbira at the age of five. Seattle’s own Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble will open. This is music to trance to and dance to!
June 23: African Music Nite at the Royal Room with Atlantic Melody and Super Mokako
Atlantic Melody 9 pm
High-energy electric griot music music of Guinea! Atlantic Melody is led by Edward Souarez, the best African trap-set drummer and vocalist this side of the Atlantic. Come prepared to dance!
Eckaman and Super Mokako 10:15 pm
Vocalist extraordinaire Eckaman and Super Mokako perform Congolese soukous music and original Afro-funk, with special guests from South Africa at this performance. If you haven’t heard them, you’re in for a real treat; the group regularly has everyone on their feet!
This show continues our monthly African Nites series at The Royal Room in Columbia City. Come show your support for African Music Nites at this great new club!
JUNE 17 at Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge, 1212 E. Jefferson
JUNE 23 at the Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S.
LIVE MUSIC $5-15 ADMISSION
PRODUCED BY AFRICAN MUSIC NITES