Category Archives: African Music

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

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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

Oliver Mtukudzi Feb 10 at Columbia City Theater

Greetings African music fans,
Mark your calendars for this SUPER show coming up on February 10:

Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits
Opening:
Anzanga Marimba Ensemble
Naomi Wachira

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WHERE: Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
WHEN: February 10, 2017: Doors Open 7 PM Music starts 8 PM
COST: $40 general seating – $70 VIP
INFO and ADVANCE TICKETS: http://www.columbiacitytheater.com/events/40483929/oliver-mtukudzi

Dr. Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits
Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi is a Zimbabwean musician, songwriter, philanthropist, human rights activist and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the Southern African region. His musical journey began in 1977 when he formed the band Wagon Wheels; today, with 65 albums under his belt, Mtukudzi is regarded as Zimbabwe’s most renowned and internationally acclaimed cultural icons. Gifted with a deep, husky voice and a talent for writing songs that reflect on the daily life and struggles of the people of his homeland, Mtukudzi is affectionately known by his fans as “Tuku.”

Naomi Wachira
Naomi Wachira is an Afro-soul singer/songwriter who grew up in the small town of Kijabe, Kenya but is now a Seattle resident. She was named the Best Folk Singer in Seattle by the Seattle Weekly in 2015.

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble
Anzanga Marimba Ensemble performs traditional and contemporary African music from Zimbabwe and beyond. Celebrating 30 years as Seattle’s premier marimba group, Anzanga has inspired and enlightened many an audience with electrifying marimba sounds.

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Alpha Blondy in Seattle June 18

The Legendary Alpha Blondy
Jointly Presented by:
Yeleen Production, Culture Yard Productions & TamTam Seattle

Alpha Blondy & the Solar System
JUNE 18TH, 2016 – in SEATTLE at Kings Hall, 2929 27th Ave S ((Mount Baker Light Rail Station)
This is Alpha Blondy’s first time back to Seattle in 11 years!
We have improved the SOUND SYSTEM for this incredible show !!

Doors open at 8PM with:
Jamaican Roots Reggae singer Pablo Moses and the Revolutionary Dream Band.
Also DJ DAREK MAZZONE (KEXP) and DJ Peter!!!
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Ages 21 +
Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2545345

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Zimbabwean Dance Party May 6

Zimbabwean Dance Party
Join us at the Triple Door Musicquarium with Anzanga, Zambuko, and the University of Washington Zim Marimba Club. Bring your dancing shoes!

Friday May 6, 8:30 to 11:30
Free! No Cover, but must be 21 or older
The Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge
www.thetripledoor.net
216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

Late night Happy Hour at the Musiquarium brings back the joyful sounds of Zimbabwean marimbas. Remember Dumi and the likes of the Bombay Bicycle Club in Pioneer Square and the Bistro in the U-District? It’s time to hear it again, presented by the Triple Door. Musically rooted in traditional Zimbabwean and other styles of African music arranged for marimba, these ensembles perform on marimbas of different sizes and pitch ranges: soprano, tenor, baritone and bass. All three bands will play one blistering set each of high energy Zimbabwean marimba music!

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MISSA LUBA African Mass Nov. 21-22

The Seattle Peace Chorus performs:
The MISSA LUBA – a Congolese Mass with Pan-African Accompaniment
Directed by Fred West
Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 22, 2015 – 7 p.m.
University Congregational Church – 4515 16th Avenue NE, Seattle

Missa Luba
Featuring a diverse range of freedom songs, lullabies and anthems from South Africa and traditional mbira music of the Shona people
With special guests:
* Sid Law – One of the leading experts in the virtuosic Missa Luba tenor solo
* Thione and Gora Diop – Percussionists & master drummers from Senegal
* Kent Stevenson Trio – A heritage of African-American gospel and jazz traditions
* Claire Jones and Vawachi Marimba – One of Seattle’s leading performers of music from Zimbabwe

Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2380628 or call 800.838.3006800.838.3006 FREE
Tickets also available from Seattle Peace Chorus members
Questions? Visit http://www.seattlepeacechorus.org or call 206.264.5532206.264.5532
Seattle Peace Chorus
P.O. Box 30152 | Seattle, Washington 98125

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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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