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Remembering and Celebrating Abdoulaye Sylla’s Life

Friends,
Take the opportunity this weekend to remember Abdoulaye Sylla and celebrate his life.

Doundounba Dance and Drum Honoring Party
Friday October 23

7:00-10:30 PM
Dahlak Eritrean Restaurant
2007 S. State Street, Seattle

Remembrance Circle, Dinner and Tribute Performances
Saturday October 24

Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 E. Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Circle 4:00-6:00 PM
Dinner 6:00-7:30 PM
Performances 8:00-10:30 PM
Message from Guinea and more

Abdoulaye Memorial

For further information contact Laurie Sylla: sylla@danceanddrum.com

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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

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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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Message from Guinea at the Royal Room January 4

Hi all,
Start the New Year right with the first African Music Nites show of 2014 at the Royal Room. – Claire

Saturday January 4: West African Music with Message From Guinea
8:00 – 10:30 PM at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Veterans of Guinea’s world-renowned national company, Les Ballets Africains, Message From Guinea brings to life celebratory dance and percussion pieces that represent the traditions of several different ethnic groups. Featuring master Guinean drummer/dancers Manimou Camara and Abdoulaye Sylla, balafon virtuoso Naby Camara and special guest Madu Kone from Mali, tama drummer for Habib Koite. These artists light up the stage with a spirit of joy that will bring you to your feet.

Message from Guinea

Message from Guinea

SUGGESTED DONATION $5-15
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Upcoming Events

African Spring Celebration
with Message From Guinea, Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke
Saturday March 30, 7:00 pm – 1:00 am

Great music, great dancing, great way to celebrate spring. Music by Message From Guinea, Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke, DJ Kwasee.
Your hosts: Laurie Sylla and Afua N’diaye
Location: Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Place South, Seattle , 98144
African cuisine, bar: $15 admission

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Fatoumata Diawara at Jazz Alley April 2-3
One of the breakout stars from this year’s edition of New York City’s globalFEST, breakout Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara mixes elements of jazz, pop and funk along with her ancestral Wassoulou tradition.
Jazz Alley 2033 6th Avenue, Seattle WA Ph: 206.441.9729 http://www.jazzalley.com/directions.asp

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
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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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Naby Camara and Lagni Sussu at Lucid Feb 22

February 22, 9:00 – 11:00 pm: Naby Camara and Lagni Sussu
Lucid Lounge, 5241 University Way NE

Traditional and modern music of the griots 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.
Lucid Lounge http://lucidseattle.com/
206-369-3248

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AFRICAN MUSIC NITE EVERY FOURTH FRIDAY AT LUCID LOUNGE
SUGGESTED DONATION $5-15
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African Music Nites in February

February 8, 8:30 – 10:30: Leni Stern
Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Leni Stern recorded her 2012 CD Smoke, No Fire with traditional musicians in Mali, just as the political situation was being transformed in the midst of a coup and a rebellion to the north. Because of the political upheaval, Leni will be donating all proceeds of this concert to the Fabric of Life Foundation In Bamako, Mali: fabricoflife.org. Listen for Leni’s adept interweaving of jazz and griot rhythms with Bambara and English vocals.
http://lenistern.com/home/

February 22, 9:00 – 11:00 pm: Naby Camara and Lagni Sussu
Lucid Lounge, 5241 University Way NE

Traditional and modern music of the griots 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.
Lucid Lounge http://lucidseattle.com/
206-369-3248

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AFRICAN MUSIC NITE EVERY FOURTH FRIDAY AT LUCID LOUNGE
SUGGESTED DONATION $5-15
SUPPORT LIVE AFRICAN MUSIC!

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
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