Happy New Year everyone! African Music Nites has been invited to Lucid Lounge in the U District, and we initiate a trial last-Friday-of-the-month series there on January 25th with Zimbabwean music from Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble. Lucid is a classy, intimate club that I think people will enjoy, especially North-enders. Meanwhile, we continue with monthly shows at The Royal Room Columbia City. Hope to see you one place or another! Claire
January 5, 2013: Sounds of Brazil with Eduardo Mendonça
The Royal Room 9 – 11:30 PM
Spicy Brazilian rhythms will reverberate in the Royal Room with this internationally acclaimed Brazilian artist. Show Brazil leader Eduardo Mendonça, vocalist, composer, percussionist, guitarist, and musical arranger, was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, and traces his lineage to a royal African family bearing the hereditary title of Mama-beka (“prophet of the royal court”). http://www.showbrazil.com/
The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Ave S http://theroyalroomseattle.com/
Friday January 25: Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble
Lucid Lounge 9:30 to 11:30 PM
Seattle’s own Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble performs traditional Shona music of Zimbabwe on three or four mbiras accompanied by hosho (gourd shakers) and vocals. This is music to dance to and trance to.
Lucid Lounge 5241 University Way NE http://lucidseattle.com/
Suggested donation $5-15
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