Category Archives: Funk

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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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!

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SUGGESTED DONATION $5-15
PRODUCED BY AFRICAN MUSIC NITES
SUPPORT LIVE AFRICAN MUSIC!

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August 11 at The Royal Room

A Doubleheader! Meter Maids and Freestyle Candela
8:30 and 10:30 pm The Meter Maids
Led by Wayne Horvitz, The Meter Maids play the music of New Orleans based funk band The Meters.

9:30 and 11:30 pm Leif Totusek and Candela
Leif has a great feel for African guitar and his group Freestyle Candela sizzles with spirited soukous, high-life and other Afro-pop styles. Joining Leif are: Mohammed Shaibu-bass/talking drum ; Edward Souarez Drums and vocals; and Yaw Amponsah/percussion.
www.leiftotusek.com


Suggested donation $5-15
Produced by African Music Nites
Support live African music!