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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

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October African Music Nites

Greetings,
Both shows this month are at Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge. Hope to see you there! Claire

Sunday October 14 @ 8pm: 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.org/spiritofojah

Sunday October 28 @ 8pm: Naby Camara and Lagni Sussu
Music 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. Naby Camara and Lagni Sussu combine traditional and modern music styles to bring audiences of all ages and cultures to their feet. http://nabycamara.com/


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

July 29th at Waid’s

Come out and boogie to Guinean music and snack on delicious Haitian food!

DVD Release Party with Message from Guinea
July 29th 8-10 pm
Join Abdoulaye Sylla and Message From Guinea to celebrate the release of Abdoulaye’s new dance instruction DVD, La Guinee Faree. Featuring master artists from Guinea’s world-renowned national company, Les Ballets Africains, Message From Guinea brings to life celebratory dance and percussion pieces that represent the folkloric traditions of several different ethnic groups of West Africa. These Guinean artists light up the stage with a spirit of joy and a message of cultural unity that will bring you to your feet.

Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge, 1414 E. Jefferson

Waid’s kitchen is open again, serving wonderful Haitian food!

Produced by AFRICAN MUSIC NITES
LIVE MUSIC FROM AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA
$5-15 SUGGESTED DONATION

African Music Nites in July

Hello all,
We have two shows this month, one at The Royal Room and one at Waid’s. Hope to see you at one or both! Claire

Saturday July 7: Global Heat
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S., 9:00-11:30 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 this great new club in Columbia City! http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Sunday July 29: DVD Release Party with Message from Guinea
Waid’s Haitian House of Love, 1212 E. Jefferson, 8:00-10:00 pm

Join Abdoulaye Sylla and Message From Guinea to celebrate the release of Abdoulaye’s new dance instruction DVD, La Guinee Faree. Featuring master artists from Guinea’s world-renowned national company, Les Ballets Africains, Message From Guinea brings to life celebratory dance and percussion pieces that represent the folkloric traditions of several different ethnic groups of West Africa. These Guinean artists light up the stage with a spirit of joy and a message of cultural unity that will bring you to your feet.
Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge http://waidshouse.com/

Produced by AFRICAN MUSIC NITES
LIVE MUSIC FROM AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA
$5-15 SUGGESTED DONATION

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

February 5 at Waid’s

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!

Be sure to mark February 19 on your calendar for our Anniversary Celebration! Free dance lessons at 3 and 4 pm, two bands from 8 pm to 10 pm. See details here.

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

December 18 at Waid’s – West African Music and Art

Message From Guinea and Visual Art Show
Special show presented by Northwest Ethnic Arts Collective in collaboration with Roots! Festivities from 6 to 10 pm include visual art show and sale by local African painters and ethnic fashion show. Music by Message From Guinea, featuring master Guinean drummer/dancers Manimou Camara and Abdoulaye Sylla, balafon virtuoso Naby Camara and guests!
A Guinea Kids Benefit Fundraiser


 

FINAL SHOW OF 2011!

 

 

African Music Nites from 6-10 pm on Dec 18 only; Enjoy delicious Haitian food and stick around for Stress Free Sunday Reggae 10 pm til late.

African Music Nites
Live Music Sunday evenings
Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge
1212 E. Jefferson St., Seattle
$5 Suggested Donation
Produced by Roots! A Community Consortium

November 6 at Dahlak

Manimou Camara and Denbaya
The African Music Nites debut of Denbaya, 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/


African Music Nites
Live Music every Sunday 8 – 10 PM
Dahlak Restaurant 2007 S State St.
No Cover – $5 suggested donation
Produced by Roots! A Community Consortium

October 23 at Dahlak

Message From Guinea
Featuring master artists from Guinea’s world-renowned national company, Les Ballets Africains, Message From Guinea brings to life the vibrant dances and pulsating rhythms of several different West African ethnic groups. These artists light up the stage with a spirit of joy and a message of cultural unity that will bring you to your feet.

African Music Nites
Live Music every Sunday 8 – 10 PM
Dahlak Restaurant 2007 S State St.
No Cover – Donations requested
Produced by Roots! A Community Consortium

August 28 at Dahlak

Naby Camara and Lagni Sussu
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.


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