Category Archives: Ghanaian Music

Anokye Agofomma and KUDJO at The Royal Room May 10

African Music Nite Dance Party with Anokye Agofomma and KUDJO
May 10, 9 to 11:45 pm at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Anokye Agofomma 9:00 pm
Anokye Agofomma is led by Ghanaian master drummer Yaw Amponsah and inspired by the teaching of his father, the legendary Koo Nimo. Be prepared for hot Ghanaian drumming in the traditional Asante drumming traditions of Kete, Fontomfrom, and Adowa, as well as popular palm wine music.

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KUDJO 10:15 pm
KUDJO is a dynamic world music band with a one-of-a-kind sound. Their original tunes, rooted in traditional African sounds and reggae, pay homage to Fela and Bob Marley. Kudjo, a vocalist from Accra, Ghana leads the band and is backed by fellow Ghanaian Yaw on drums, Lonnie on bass, John Arvisu on lead guitar, Art on keys, Shanetta Brown on backing vocals, Adam Seyler on sax, and Denny on percussion.
http://kudjomusic.com/

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African Music Nites Tribute to Obo Addy Dec 8

Saturday December 8: African Music Nites Tribute to Obo Addy
9:00-12:00 pm at The Royal Room

Portland-based Obo Addy, a master Ghanaian drummer and award-winning composer, passed away in September. Join three Seattle bands in paying tribute to this brilliant and pioneering musician:
Anokye Agofomma – led by master drummer Yaw Amponsah and inspired by the teaching of his father, the legendary Koo Nimo. Be prepared for hot Ghanaian Asante drumming as well as popular palm wine music.
African All-Stars – danceable Afro pop music from some of Seattle’s best African musicians, featuring Yaw Amponsah/drums and Mohammed Shaibu on guitar, vocals and talking drum.
Maya Soleil – an electric and eclectic Afro-World fusion ensemble led by keyboardist Rob Pastorok.

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The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Suggested donation $5-15
Produced by African Music Nites
Support live African music!

African Music Nites in December

Thanks to everyone who came out in the rain for the Bongo Love show at Waid’s – they were great! Here are the December shows, both at The Royal Room, to put on your calendar. Happy Thanksgiving to all, Claire

Saturday December 8: African Music Nites Tribute to Obo Addy
The Royal Room 9:00-12:00 pm

Portland-based Obo Addy, a master Ghanaian drummer and award-winning composer, passed away in September. Join three Seattle bands in paying tribute to this brilliant and pioneering musician:
Anokye Agofomma – led by master drummer Yaw Amponsah and inspired by the teaching of his father, the legendary Koo Nimo. Be prepared for hot Ghanaian Asante drumming as well as popular palm wine music.
African All-Stars – danceable Afro pop music from some of Seattle’s best African musicians, featuring Yaw Amponsah/drums and Mohammed Shaibu on guitar, vocals and talking drum.
Maya Soleil – an electric and eclectic Afro-World fusion ensemble led by keyboardist Rob Pastorok.

Saturday December 15: Eckaman and Super Mokako close out Royal Room First Anniversary Party – 12 midnight
Come celebrate The Royal Room’s spectacular first year in Seattle with five bands playing music from 7 pm until 1 am. Eckaman and Super Mokako close out the party with irresistible dance rhythms of Congolese soukous and original Afro-funk, topped by Eckaman’s soaring vocals.
Check The Royal Room website for the complete anniversary lineup http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Suggested donation $5-15
Produced by African Music Nites
Support live African music!

Spirit of Ojah at Waid’s October 14

Sunday October 14: Roger Ocquaye and Spirit of Ojah
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

Live Music Sunday 8 – 10 PM

Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge
1212 E. Jefferson St., Seattle
Call (206) 328-6493 for info
$5-15 Sliding Scale
Produced by African Music Nites

October African Music Nites

Greetings,
Both shows this month are at Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge. Hope to see you there! Claire

Sunday October 14 @ 8pm: Roger Ocquaye and Spirit of Ojah
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.org/spiritofojah

Sunday October 28 @ 8pm: Naby Camara and Lagni Sussu
Music of Guinea featuring balafon master Naby Camara. “Lagni Sussu,” in the Sussu Dialect of Guinea, means people of all different races, classes, and background working together. Naby Camara and Lagni Sussu combine traditional and modern music styles to bring audiences of all ages and cultures to their feet. http://nabycamara.com/


Live Music Sunday 8 – 10 PM

Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge
1212 E. Jefferson St., Seattle
Call (206) 328-6493 for info
$5-15 Sliding Scale
Produced by African Music Nites

January 22 at Waid’s

There will be no African Music Nites show January 15th – Enjoy the snow!

January 22: Soyaya
West African music featuring Mohammed Shaibu (Ghana) on vocals, guitar and talking drum. Traditional and modern palmwine and highlife music of Ghana, always with something new and exciting.

Live Music Sunday evenings 8-10 PM
Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge
1212 E. Jefferson St., Seattle
$5 Suggested Donation
Produced by African Music Nites Consortium