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Reminder: Northwest World Fest October 20

Coming this Saturday – Celebrate World culture with Music and Food at the first edition of Northwest World Fest in Seattle, WA. A project of Yeleen Productions.

NORTHWEST WORLD FEST 2018 LINE UP

  • Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble
    Mbira music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe
  • Mamadou Diabate and The Percussion Mania
    Burkina Faso Balafon master
  • Alpha Yaya Diallo & the Bafing
    Guitar wizard from Guinea

LOCATION: Kings Hall MS LLC 2929 27th Ave S. Seattle, WA
DATE: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8 PM to 1 AM
TICKETS: available at West African Market 5997 Rainier Ave S. (206) 723-6218
ONLINE:  www.eventbrite.org

Authentic West African food and drinks will be served!

MORE INFO: www.yeleenproduction.org

 
 
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Northwest World Fest October 20

Africa Music Fans,
Celebrate World culture with Music and Food at the first edition of Northwest World Fest in Seattle, WA. Yeleen Productions is bringing good vibes and tunes in the community. Experience Africa music culture with a unique traditional instruments.

Northwest World Fest 2018 Line up

  • Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble
    Mbira music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe
  • Mamadou Diabate and The Percussion Mania
    Burkina Faso Balafon master
  • Alpha Yaya Diallo & the Bafing
    Guitar wizard from Guinea

LOCATION: Location: Kings Hall MS LLC 2929 27th Ave S. Seattle, WA
DATE: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8 PM to 1 AM
TICKETS: available at West African Market 5997 Rainier Ave S. (206) 723-6218
ONLINE:  www.eventbrite.org

Yes, authentic West African food and drinks will be served!

MORE INFO: www.yeleenproduction.org

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BKO Quintet from Bamako, Mali at Clock Out Lounge Sept 20

Hello African music lovers,
ALIA Prod, Crooked Trails/Sounds Over Seattle, and the Clock Out Lounge welcome the BKO Quintet from Bamako, Mali on their debut US tour:

When: Thursday, September 20 @ 8 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge, 4864 Beacon Ave. S. Seattle
Who: 21 and over
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

BKO Quintet combines two distinct musical traditions of Mali into one seamless performance with an urban edge. The group was instigated by drummer Aymeric Krol and djembe player Ibrahima Sarr (Oumou Sangare). Aymeric credits Ibrahima with the idea to combine the sounds of the donsongoni (hunter’s harp) with the djelingoni (the harp of the griots). Breaking with centuries of tradition, BKO takes these two traditions and forges a new sound that speaks to modern day Mali.

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MOKOOMBA at Tractor Tavern June 8

ZIMBABWE’S HARDEST WORKING BAND RETURNS TO THE US IN JUNE
Mokoomba will bring their irresistible mix of African pop and traditional sounds back to their North American fans in a five-week tour starting June 1. Hailing from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Mokoomba is one of Africa’s most exciting live bands, dazzling audiences worldwide with three albums and knockout live shows propelled by a potent blend of traditional Tonga and Luvale rhythms laced with funk, soul, soukous and other pan-African sounds.
Listen to Mokoomba On Soundcloud

Mokoomba in Seattle at the Tractor Tavern
5213 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107
Date and Time: June 8, 2018, 9:00 PM
Doors Open: 8:00 PM
Opening: The Unsinkable Heavies
Admission: $20, Ages 21+ only
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Maya Soleil Dec 15 – An Evening of Afro-World Fusion

Hey African music lovers,
Heads up on this re-union show of Maya Soleil electric band:
When: Friday December 15, 9 PM – midnight
Where: J & M Cafe, 201 1st Ave S, Seattle
Who: MAYA SOLEIL
What else: 21 and over only: FREE!

The J & M Cafe Presents:
High-energy music and dance rooted in African culture, Maya Soleil brings their electric Afro-World Fusion show to the J & M. Singer and dancer Moye Kashimbi from Zambia will be joined by Sheimawu & Awal Alhassan (also of Sohoyini African Drum & Dance) of Ghana on the front line, backed by original co-founders Rob ‘Mad Scientist’ Pastorok (keyboards) and TJ Morris (world drum kit); and with Bob Antolin (sax, flute & guitar) and E Michael Pruitt (bass). Expect some traditional drum & dance and a lot of African fusion.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_Almuvej0o


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Zimbabwean Dance Party, June 10 in the Musicquarium

Hi all,
Join us at the Triple Door and dance to Zimbabwean marimba!
It isn’t often we get to hear marimba ensembles in night clubs. NOW is the time, and the Triple Door is the place. So come on down and bring your dancing shoes!

What: Zimbabwean Dance Party
When: Saturday, June 10, 9-11:45 PM
Where: Upstairs in the Musicquarium at the Triple Door, downtown Seattle at 3rd and Union www.thetripledoor.net
Who’s performing: Anzanga, Zambuko and Vawachi II marimba ensembles!
Cover: **FREE**

The first group, Vawachi II, featuring veteran performers of Seattle’s marimba scene, will go on at 9 pm. Anzanga Marimba Ensemble, now together more than 20 years, wraps up the evening just before midnight. Happy hour food specials from the Wild Ginger’s kitchen and a full bar as well as a open dance floor awaits. 21 and older please. No cover charge but bring a few $$ for our tip jar, let’s fill this up with LOVE. Marimbas are constantly needing repairs and musicians love to eat and play music.

Anzanga: Traditional and contemporary African marimba music



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Mokoomba in Seattle May 25 and 26

Greetings Afro-Fusion and Zimbabwean music fans!
Mokoomba, the exciting Afro-Fusion band from Zimbabwe, will be performing live in Seattle at the Royal Room May 25, and in an intimate House concert May 26. Hailing from Victoria Falls in the NW corner of Zimbabwe, they are setting dance floors ablaze with their unique mix of traditional Tonga and pan-African music cultures with dashes of Rap, Ska, Soukous and Afro-Cuban music.
They will be performing a mix of material, from their new album Luyanda.
Check out this video!

May 25 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM PDT (doors open 6:30)
Tickets $25 in advance; $30 at the door
Purchase through Eventbrite

MOKOOMBA

May 26 House Concert at a secret Seattle location-to be announced
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Join us at this intimate meet and greet the artists show! Tickets include gourmet appetizers, wine and beer and a dynamic acoustic show.
Tickets $65 through Eventbrite


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Salif Keita in Seattle March 4

Hi African music lovers,
You won’t want to miss this show!

Salif Keita, the Golden Voice of Africa, Live with full band in Seattle

When: March 4, doors open 8 PM – 2 AM
Where: King’s Hall, 2929 27th Ave S (underneath the Mount Baker Light Rail station)
Who: This show is restricted to ages 21+; IDs will be checked
How much? Advance sale tickets are $34 (not $28!)

Organized by Yeleen Productions
Tickets and info at Eventbrite

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Feb 10 Concert Repurposed

Greetings,
As you know, the originally planned Oliver Mtukudzi concert has been postponed due to “visa constraints.” The concert promoter has decided to press on. Anzanga Marimba Ensemble, Naomi Wachira, and other Seattle artists will now come together for a benefit for immigrant rights at Columbia City Theater at 8 p.m. this Friday, 2/10.
Suggested donation: $20. Proceeds to benefit organizations protecting the rights of immigrants.
Go to Columbia City Theater for info.

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Mtukudzi Show postponed

I regret to inform you that the upcoming Oliver Mtukudzi performance on February 10, 2017 at Columbia City Theater has been cancelled. Oliver’s band was denied working visas and will unfortunately not be allowed to perform. Columbia City Theater writes that those who purchased tickets will be reimbursed, and a make-up date is in the works for later this spring.
Sorry to be bearer of bad news,
Claire