Category Archives: World Fusion

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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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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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

MOKOOMBA

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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Thione Diop at The Royal Room June 20

Don’t forget – Thione will be appearing at the Royal Room with two groups, representing the best of traditional and contemporary African music!
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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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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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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July 7 at The Royal Room

Global Heat: Saturday 9 – 11:30 pm:
Global Heat brings its high-energy fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz & African Beats to the Royal Room. Winner of the 2011 Jammin’ Challenge, Global Heat won a Seattle Next 50 grant to produce the wildly successful June 10 show The Roots of Hip Hop in Ancient Cultures, a collaboration of Hip Hop, African, and Brazilian performers. www.global-heat.com

Come show your support for African Music Nites at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S. in Columbia City! http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Suggested donation $5-15
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