Category Archives: Afropop

Vieux Farka Toure at the Crocodile October 9

Hi African Music Nite fans,
Here’s a great show you won’t want to miss! – Claire

Vieux Farka Toure
Fri, October 9, 2015

8:00 pm @ The Crocodile
Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Toure was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981, the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure. His 2012 album The Tel Aviv Session (Cumbancha), a collaborative project with Israeli superstar Idan Raichel, has been hailed by fans and critics alike as a masterpiece and one of the best collaborative albums in the history of international music, drawing comparisons to Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder’s legendary Talking Timbuktu album.

Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Toure

Opening Band: Bigfoot Wallace & His Wicked Sons
Bigfoot Wallace & His Wicked Sons spread the good news from swamp to swamp and graveyard to graveyard. Come on and shake your butt at the church of rock n roll.
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121
(206) 441-4618
$20 Adv.

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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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September 13 African Music Nite at The Royal Room

Two great acts: Jimu Makurumbandi and Eckaman & Super Mokako
September 13: 9:00 – 12:00 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Jimu Makurumbandi plays Mbira and Kora 9:00 pm
Hailing from Zimbabwe, Jimu Makurumbandi is a multi-talented instrumentalist, vocalist, dancer and choreographer with boundless energy onstage. An accomplished mbira and marimba player, Jimu encountered the West African kora in Scandinavia, and brings a Shona mbira sensibility to the instrument. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc7vH5-SmB8

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Eckaman & 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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Sensational Afro-Fusion Band MOKOOMBA July 24

Serious fans of African popular music will not want to miss this band! – Claire

Zimfest Opening Night JULY 24 with MOKOOMBA
WHERE:
University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Hall – Tacoma
WHEN: 9:00 – 10:30 PM
TICKETS: $20 in advance, $24 at the door. Purchase stand-alone MOKOOMBA tickets from Brown Paper Tickets . Purchase tickets for MOKOOMBA and other Zimfest concerts and workshops: https://2014.zimfest.org/
DIRECTIONS: https://2014.zimfest.org/getting-to-zimfest/ Scroll down to “Music Building/Schneebeck (west side of UPS campus)”

Music from the cultural melting pot of Victoria Falls.

MOKOOMBA is on their first visit to North America this summer after making a name for themselves in Europe and Australia. The band of six young men hails from Victoria Falls, home to the Tonga people, and combines traditional and modern instruments with a rich blend of rhythms. Their vibrant sound, largely originating from spectacular lead vocalist Mathias Muzaza, draws on traditional Tonga music, and also embraces the diverse music cultures of southern Africa.

mokoomba-rising-tide-webReviews of MOKOOMBA’S latest CD, Rising Tide:
“Mokoomba is quite simply the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory. The sheer density of ideas in this session is impressive, but it never feels like the musicians are merely checking off stylistic boxes. This is an A+ international debut… In all, Mokoomba, riding their own rising tide, are the best news we have heard out of Zimbabwe in years.” (Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide, USA, August 2012)

Enjoy this video clip of Mokoomba in performance in Belgium
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivakk2MPw0U&feature=relm

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Sensational Afro-Fusion Band MOKOOMBA July 24

Serious Afropop fans will not want to miss this band – voted Songlines magazine’s top newcomer in 2013 – Claire

Zimfest Opening Night JULY 24 with MOKOOMBA
WHERE:
University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Hall – Tacoma
WHEN: 9:00 – 10:30 PM
TICKETS: $20 in advance, $24 at the door. Purchase stand-alone MOKOOMBA tickets from Brown Paper Tickets . Purchase tickets for MOKOOMBA and other Zimfest concerts and workshops: https://2014.zimfest.org/
DIRECTIONS: https://2014.zimfest.org/getting-to-zimfest/ Scroll down to “Music Building/Schneebeck (west side of UPS campus)”

Music from the cultural melting pot of Victoria Falls.

MOKOOMBA will be making their first visit to North America this summer after making a name for themselves in Europe and Australia. The band of six young men hails from Victoria Falls, home to the Tonga people, and combines traditional and modern instruments with a rich blend of rhythms. Their vibrant sound, largely originating from spectacular lead vocalist Mathias Muzaza, draws on traditional Tonga music, and also embraces the diverse music cultures of southern Africa.

mokoomba-rising-tide-webReviews of MOKOOMBA’S latest CD, Rising Tide:
“Mokoomba is quite simply the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory. The sheer density of ideas in this session is impressive, but it never feels like the musicians are merely checking off stylistic boxes. This is an A+ international debut… In all, Mokoomba, riding their own rising tide, are the best news we have heard out of Zimbabwe in years.” (Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide, USA, August 2012)
“I’ve seen the future of Afrosound and it is called Mokoomba.” (Thorsten Bednarz, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Germany, October 2012)

Enjoy this video clip of Mokoomba in performance in Belgium
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivakk2MPw0U&feature=relm

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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African Music Nite Double Bill March 8

Hi African Music fans,
Mark your calendars for a terrific show featuring two great vocalists and their bands at the Royal Room March 8th! – Claire

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

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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!

EckamanCrop

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African All Stars at The Royal Room

July 13: African All Stars
7:00 pm at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S.

Danceable music from some of Seattle’s best African musicians, led by Mohammed Shaibu on guitar, vocals and talking drum.

Mohammed

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