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Reminder: African Music at the Royal Room Sept 13

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!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxf7iWDA2IU

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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!

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

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Africa Music Summit June 28

AFRICAN MUSIC LOVERS – this show has been relocated to Washington Hall at 153 14th Ave Seattle, 98122. Please call Abdul for information at (206) 851-9513

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

Kings Hall, 2929 27th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144
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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Kora music at Lucid Lounge March 22

March 22: Sean Gaskell plays the Kora
9:00 – 11:00 pm at Lucid Lounge, 5241 University Way NE

Olympia resident Sean Gaskell performs traditional and contemporary tunes of the Mande peoples on the West African 21 string kora. Sean studied under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh over the course of two extended visits to Gambia. He has toured nationally in the US and has been awarded recognition in Gambia for his musical achievements. See www.reverbnation.com/seangaskell

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http://lucidseattle.com
5241 University Way NE
206-402-3042

African Music Nite every fourth Friday at Lucid
Suggested donation $5-15
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Support live African music!

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African Music Nites in March

March 8: African Music Nites Double Bill with Denbaya and Spirit of Ojah
8:30 – 11:00 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

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/
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

March 22: Sean Gaskell plays the Kora
9:00 – 11:00 pm at Lucid Lounge, 5241 University Way NE

Olympia resident Sean Gaskell performs traditional and contemporary tunes of the Mande peoples on the West African 21 string kora. Sean studied under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh over the course of two extended visits to Gambia. He has toured nationally in the US and has been awarded recognition in Gambia for his musical achievements. See www.reverbnation.com/seangaskell
Suggested donation $5-15
Produced by African Music Nites
Support live African music!

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Prince Diabate Live in Seattle October 28

Greetings all,
The previously-advertised Lagni Sussu show for October 28 has been postponed because kora player Prince Diabate will be performing at Dahlak that night – hope to see you there!

Prince Diabate Live in Seattle Oct 28
Dahlak Restaurant, 2007 S. State St. 8:30 pm – 12:00 am

Kora master Prince Diabate makes his sole 2012 appearance in Seattle, backed by local Guinean musicians Abdoulaye Sylla, Naby Camara, Edouard Souarez and others. Don’t miss this show!
$15 at the door, $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets

Call Abdul for info 206 851-9513
Co-produced by African Music Nites

African Music Nites in September

Hi all,
We have one show at Waid’s and one show at the Royal Room in September – come out and enjoy some live African music!

Sunday September 23: Sean Gaskell plays Kora
Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge, 1212 E. Jefferson, 8:00-10:00 pm
Sean Gaskell plays the West African kora, the 21 string harp which is native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. Sean has studied the kora at length over two visits to Gambia in the past decade.
http://www.seangaskell.com/

Saturday September 29: Thione Diop with Yeke Yeke and Afro Groove.
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S., 9:00-11:30 pm

Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke play traditional percussion rhythms from Senegal, Guinea and other parts of Africa. Some instruments played include djembe, djun djun,sabar and tama (talking drum). Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop’s Afro Groove is a new band band mixing West African rhythms with other world music influences including Afro-Cuban, New Orleans and other parts of Africa. http://thionediop.com/


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