Category Archives: African Music

Zimbabwe Dance Party Fund-Raiser 3/27

Dear Friends,
The Zimbabwe Dance Party at the Triple Door Musiquarium March 27 has been turned into a benefit to aid Mozambican and Zimbabwean communities affected by Cyclone Idai.

WHEN: March 27, 5:00 to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Triple Door Musicquarium (upstairs)
216 Union Street, Seattle WA 98101
WHO: Three great marimba bands!
YAAMBA – 5:15-5:45 PM
Zambuko – 6:00-6:45 See sampler at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt9-O5lVFEg
Vawachi II – 7:00-7:45 On Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZRNm242x1w
7:45 – 8:00 PM – Mystery encore!

All three bands will be donating their proceeds towards cyclone relief efforts. If you would like to contribute as well, members of Health Alliance International (HAI) will be on hand.

HAI, a nonprofit that provides support and solidarity to third world government partners to strengthen primary health care, is one of nine centers in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. HAI has worked for 32 years in Mozambique, and will be collecting donations and helping identify how to best use all funds raised in partnership with local health authorities:
https://healthallianceinternational.org/cyclone-idai/
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Zimbabwe Dance Party at Triple Door March 27

If you love to dance to  Zimbabwean-style marimba, this is for you! FREE!

WHEN: March 27, 5:00 to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Triple Door Musicquarium (upstairs)
216 Union Street, Seattle WA 98101

WHO: Three great bands!
YAAMBA
Zambuko – check them out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt9-O5lVFEg
Vawachi II – Watch live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZRNm242x1w

Marimbas with Drums

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African Music at Cultural Crossroads March 9

If you are a fan of music and dance from around the world, check out the Cultural Crossroads Festival at Crossroads Bellevue, March 8-10 – All performances are free!
The festival, produced by Crossroads Bellevue and VL Cultural Productions, features some of the area’s best ethnic entertainment on two stages, an international bazaar, and exhibits.
Crossroads Bellevue: 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, Washington 98008. www.crossroadsbellevue.com
See complete schedule on Facebook

African Music on the schedule March 9:
Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble 1:30 – 2:15 PM
Ancestral sounds of the mbira from Zimbabwe

Mahonyera at Ballard Farmers Market

Kouyate Arts Performance Company 7:00 – 8:45 PM
West African Drumming, Dance & Song

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Cape Verdean Maestro Tcheka Feb 7

Crooked Trails and the Royal Room present Cape Verdean artist Tcheka!

Where: The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
When Doors open 7 PM Thursday Feb 7
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at Door

Bio

Born Manuel Lopes Andrade, on the island of Santiago, Cape Verde, in 1973, Tcheka has created an unique and exquisite style that is a testament to the global influences he has embraced. His essence is impossible to grasp, let alone pin down – he is neither modernist, nor traditionalist, and his music resists any easy categorization or comparison. While referencing multiple genres from Cape Verde (batuku, funaná, finason, tabanka, morna and coladera), Tcheka’s music is also a busy intersection of Brazilian and African pop, traditional forms, folk, jazz, blues, rock, literature, anthropology and film. It is never just Cape Verdean, and it’s never just music, but it’s always captivating.

View Tcheka in Performance

(Suseong World Music Festival 2018, Korea)
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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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