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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.



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.


Africa Music Summit June 28

Africa Music Summit June 28, 2014
Alpha Yaya Diallo and Prince Diabate

Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave Seattle, 98122
Tickets $36 in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, $40 at the door

5pm to 6pm – Free African Dance workshop with Message from Guinea
Special guests: Abdoulaye Syllah, Atlantic Melody with Edward Souarez, Naby Camara, Leif Totusek, Mohammed Shaibu, Thione Diop, N’nato Camara

Live Music 9pm to 1am
Comfort Food Band followed by
Alpha Yaya Diallo – 3 times Juno Award winner
Prince Diabate – The Hendrix of Kora

11x17 Flyer 6-9-14

Posted by African Music Nites on behalf of NDA Entertainment

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!




All-Zimbabwean Show at Dahlak August 7

They’re Back! – Bongo Love and Mbira dzeMuninga

Don’t miss the only chance this year to catch touring Zimbabwean groups Bongo Love and Mbira DzeMuninga in Seattle!
Special Buffet August 7 only – delicious Eritrean food

7 PM – All-you-can-eat for $12 Buffet opens
8-9 PMBongo Love. The popular mbira/marimba/percussion quartet now features talented guitarist James Buzuzi
9:20-10:20Mbira DzeMuninga. Deep, spiritual mbira music, with dancer extraordinaire Martha Thom.

BONGO LOVE – One of Zimbabwe’s hottest young performing groups has returned to the US for a bi-coastal tour in 2011. Bongo Love – Zimbabwean Afro-coustics style at its best – is taking the stage to launch their “Speak ZimLove” USA tour. These musicians represent the unheard voices of Zimbabwe and have won acclaim for their performances to audiences across the USA, Europe, southern and western Africa. Despite the oppression facing the arts and civic society in Zimbabwe, Bongo Love persists in their efforts to let music tell the story of their people. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bongolove

MBIRA DZEMUNINGA returns to the US with a vibrant new sound featuring Jacob Mafuleni, Tonderai Ndava, Peacheson Ngoshi and Martha Thom. The group promises the same deeply moving mbira music rooted in the deep traditions from the Nharira mountains of Zimbabwe. Alongside Mafuleni, Ndava and Ngoshi on mbira and percussion, Martha Thom brings a new energy to the ensemble with her energetic dancing, strong backing vocals and crisp hosho patterns. http://www.dzemuninga.com/

African Music Nites
Live Music every Sunday 8 – 10 PM
Dahlak Restaurant @ 2007 S State St.
Free Admission (donations requested)