Category Archives: African Dance

Remembering and Celebrating Abdoulaye Sylla’s Life

Friends,
Take the opportunity this weekend to remember Abdoulaye Sylla and celebrate his life.

Doundounba Dance and Drum Honoring Party
Friday October 23

7:00-10:30 PM
Dahlak Eritrean Restaurant
2007 S. State Street, Seattle

Remembrance Circle, Dinner and Tribute Performances
Saturday October 24

Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 E. Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Circle 4:00-6:00 PM
Dinner 6:00-7:30 PM
Performances 8:00-10:30 PM
Message from Guinea and more

Abdoulaye Memorial

For further information contact Laurie Sylla: sylla@danceanddrum.com

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Thione Diop at The Royal Room June 20

Don’t forget – Thione will be appearing at the Royal Room with two groups, representing the best of traditional and contemporary African music!
June 20, 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke 9:00 PM
Hot Senegalese drummer Thione Diop is back at the Royal Room and ready to rock the house! His high-energy percussion group Yeke Yeke plays some of the best traditional African music in the Northwest. Be prepared to dance!

Thione on Tama

Afro Groove 11:00 PM
Thione’s Afro Groove ensemble fuses World musical sounds with rootsy percussion, a dynamic horn section, an urging rhythm section and spirited vocals.
http://www.thionediop.com

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Thione Diop at The Royal Room June 20

Thione Diop with two groups
June 20, 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke 9:00 PM
Hot Senegalese drummer Thione Diop is back at the Royal Room and ready to rock the house! His high-energy percussion group Yeke Yeke plays some of the best traditional African music in the Northwest. Be prepared to dance!

Thione on Tama

Afro Groove 11:00 PM
Thione’s Afro Groove ensemble fuses World musical sounds with rootsy percussion, a dynamic horn section, an urging rhythm section and spirited vocals.
http://www.thionediop.com

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African Dance Party at the Musicquarium August 7

The Triple Door’s Musicquarium presents the final of 3 African Dance Parties!

Thursday, August 7th
Show: 9:30 – midnight
No Cover!

Spirit of Ojah
Roger Ocquaye and Spirit of Ojah Dance Band, led by legendary Ghanaian highlife drummer Roger Ocquaye play African Reggae, Highlife and Funk from West Africa and America!
www.thetripledoor.net

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Africa Music Summit June 28

Africa Music Summit June 28, 2014
Alpha Yaya Diallo and Prince Diabate

Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave Seattle, 98122
Tickets $36 in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, $40 at the door

5pm to 6pm – Free African Dance workshop with Message from Guinea
Special guests: Abdoulaye Syllah, Atlantic Melody with Edward Souarez, Naby Camara, Leif Totusek, Mohammed Shaibu, Thione Diop, N’nato Camara

Live Music 9pm to 1am
Comfort Food Band followed by
Alpha Yaya Diallo – 3 times Juno Award winner
Prince Diabate – The Hendrix of Kora

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Africa Music Summit June 28

AFRICAN MUSIC LOVERS – this show has been relocated to Washington Hall at 153 14th Ave Seattle, 98122. Please call Abdul for information at (206) 851-9513

Africa Music Summit June 28, 2014
Alpha Yaya Diallo and Prince Diabate

Kings Hall, 2929 27th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144
Tickets $36 in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, $40 at the door

5pm to 6pm – Free African Dance workshop with Message from Guinea
Special guests: Abdoulaye Syllah, Atlantic Melody with Edward Souarez, Naby Camara, Leif Totusek, Mohammed Shaibu, Thione Diop, N’nato Camara

Live Music 9pm to 1am
Comfort Food Band followed by
Alpha Yaya Diallo – 3 times Juno Award winner
Prince Diabate – The Hendrix of Kora

11x17 Flyer 6-9-14

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Anokye Agofomma and KUDJO at The Royal Room May 10

African Music Nite Dance Party with Anokye Agofomma and KUDJO
May 10, 9 to 11:45 pm at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Anokye Agofomma 9:00 pm
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.

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KUDJO 10:15 pm
KUDJO is a dynamic world music band with a one-of-a-kind sound. Their original tunes, rooted in traditional African sounds and reggae, pay homage to Fela and Bob Marley. Kudjo, a vocalist from Accra, Ghana leads the band and is backed by fellow Ghanaian Yaw on drums, Lonnie on bass, John Arvisu on lead guitar, Art on keys, Shanetta Brown on backing vocals, Adam Seyler on sax, and Denny on percussion.
http://kudjomusic.com/

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Reminder – African Music tonite at the Royal Room

March 8: African Music Nites with Spirit of Ojah and Super Mokako
9:00 – 11:30 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Spirit of Ojah 9:00 pm
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

Eckaman and Super Mokako 10:15 pm
Vocalist extraordinaire Eckaman and Super Mokako perform Congolese soukous music and original Afro-funk. If you haven’t heard them, you’re in for a real treat; the group regularly has everyone on their feet!

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Message from Guinea at the Royal Room January 4

Hi all,
Start the New Year right with the first African Music Nites show of 2014 at the Royal Room. – Claire

Saturday January 4: West African Music with Message From Guinea
8:00 – 10:30 PM at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Veterans of Guinea’s world-renowned national company, Les Ballets Africains, Message From Guinea brings to life celebratory dance and percussion pieces that represent the traditions of several different ethnic groups. Featuring master Guinean drummer/dancers Manimou Camara and Abdoulaye Sylla, balafon virtuoso Naby Camara and special guest Madu Kone from Mali, tama drummer for Habib Koite. These artists light up the stage with a spirit of joy that will bring you to your feet.

Message from Guinea

Message from Guinea

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Zimbabwean Mbira Player at UW Nov 1

November 1st – an evening w/ Patience Chaitezvi!
5:00 – 7:30 pm
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Theatre
(in the University District)
3940 Brooklyn Ave. NE (on the corner of Brooklyn Ave. and NE 39th St.)

5:00 Dance/Singing workshop
6:15 Lecture/Demonstration
If you are planning on only attending the Lecture portion of the event
please arrive no later than 6:00 pm.
This event is free and open to the public hosted by the Zimbabwean Music Club at the University of Washington. (zimclub.wordpress.com)

Patience Chaitezvi

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