Tag Archives: Highlife

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

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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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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.

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

Denbaya and Spirit of Ojah March 8

African Music Nites Double Bill Friday March 8
8:30 – 11:00 at The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Denbaya and Spirit of Ojah
Denbaya is led by popular Guinean drummer and dancer Manimou Camara. This multi-ethnic dance and drum troupe presents an exuberant and joyful combination of rhythms, soul-soaring dance, and melodic melodies from the Susu, Malinke, Baga and K’pelle cultures of Guinea. http://www.douniadjembe.com/
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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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Suggested donation $5-15
Produced by African Music Nites
Support live African music!

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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

Caribbean Food at African Music Nites celebration today Feb 19!

Hi African music lovers,
Announcing a late addition to our African Music Nites Consortium Anniversary celebration at Waid’s today and tonight! Andrew Hype will be in Waid’s courtyard with his Caribbean Mobile Kitchen this afternoon following the dance workshops and this evening during the music performances. Come early to learn a new dance from Guinea or the Congo and enjoy delicious Caribbean snacks. Come back this evening to celebrate Brazilian carnival with Eduardo Mendonça and kick back with Roger Ocquaye and the Spirit of Ojah.
Claire and Shawna

All events take place at Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge, 1212 E. Jefferson, (near Seattle University)

Workshops:
3:00- 4:00 pm – Contemporary Congolese Dance with Makeda Ebube
4:00- 5:00 pm – Traditional Guinean Dance (style TBD) with Manimou Camara

Performances:
8:00- 8:50 pm – A Taste of Carnival with Eduardo Mendonça Trio
9:00- 10:00 pm – Roger Ocquaye and Spirit of Ojah: Jungle rhythm, reggae and highlife from West Africa and America!

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

African Music Nites Anniversary Celebration Feb 19th at Waid’s

Come celebrate with us February 19!
During Black History month, we honor and celebrate the African goddess Oya. It’s been over a year since Hidmo closed and we began co-producing the African Music Nites, now at Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge. To celebrate our anniversary, we are offering free African dance workshops in the afternoon, and a gala evening show with two bands, all sponsored by a Smart Ventures grant from the City of Seattle. Come out and dance during President’s Day Weekend!
Shawna Hawk and Claire Jones, African Music Nites Consortium

All events take place at Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge, 1212 E. Jefferson, (near Seattle University)
Workshops:
3:00- 4:00 pm – Contemporary Congolese Dance with Makeda Ebube
4:00- 5:00 pm – Traditional Guinean Dance (style TBD) with Manimou Camara

Performances:
8:00- 8:50 pm – A Taste of Carnival with Eduardo Mendonça Trio http://www.showbrazil.com/en/eduardo.html

9:00- 10:00 pm – Roger Ocquaye and Spirit of Ojah: Jungle rhythm, reggae and highlife from West Africa and America! http://www.myspace.org/spiritofojah

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

February Calendar for African Music Nites

February 5: Atlantic Melody
High-energy pop music of West Africa! Atlantic Melody is led by Edward Souarez (Guinea), the best African trap-set drummer and vocalist this side of the Atlantic. Come prepared to dance!

February 19: African Music Nites Anniversary and Outreach Celebration
Sponsored by a Smart Ventures grant from the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, we are offering free African dance workshops in the afternoon, and a gala evening show featuring Eduardo Mendonça followed by Roger Ocquaye and Spirit of Ojah.
Workshops:
3:00- 4:00 pm – Contemporary Congolese Dance with Makeda Ebube
4:00- 5:00 pm – Traditional Guinean Dance (style TBD) with Manimou Camara
Performances:
8:00- 8:50 pm – A Taste of Carnival with Eduardo Mendonça Trio
http://www.showbrazil.com/en/eduardo.html
9:00- 10:00 pm – Roger Ocquaye and Spirit of Ojah: Jungle rhythm, reggae and highlife from West Africa and America! http://www.myspace.org/spiritofojah

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

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