March 8: African Music Nites Double Bill with Denbaya and Spirit of Ojah
8:30 – 11:00 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
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. http://www.douniadjembe.com/
The Spirit of Ojah Dance Band, led by legendary Ghanaian highlife drummer Roger Ocquaye, plays long harmonious waves of sound and rhythm: jungle rhythm, reggae and highlife from West Africa and America! http://www.myspace.com/spiritofojah
March 22: Sean Gaskell plays the Kora
9:00 – 11:00 pm at Lucid Lounge, 5241 University Way NE
Olympia resident Sean Gaskell performs traditional and contemporary tunes of the Mande peoples on the West African 21 string kora. Sean studied under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh over the course of two extended visits to Gambia. He has toured nationally in the US and has been awarded recognition in Gambia for his musical achievements. See www.reverbnation.com/seangaskell
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