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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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Mahonyera and Super Mokako May 3

May 3: African Music Nites Double Bill with Mahonyera and Super Mokako
8:30 – 11:00 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble 8:30 pm

Seattle’s own Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble performs traditional Shona music of Zimbabwe on three or four mbiras accompanied by hosho (gourd shakers) and vocals. This is music to dance to and trance to.

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Eckaman and Super Mokako 9:45 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!
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SUGGESTED DONATION $5-15
PRODUCED BY AFRICAN MUSIC NITES
SUPPORT LIVE AFRICAN MUSIC!

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African Music Nites in December

Thanks to everyone who came out in the rain for the Bongo Love show at Waid’s – they were great! Here are the December shows, both at The Royal Room, to put on your calendar. Happy Thanksgiving to all, Claire

Saturday December 8: African Music Nites Tribute to Obo Addy
The Royal Room 9:00-12:00 pm

Portland-based Obo Addy, a master Ghanaian drummer and award-winning composer, passed away in September. Join three Seattle bands in paying tribute to this brilliant and pioneering musician:
Anokye Agofomma – led by master drummer Yaw Amponsah and inspired by the teaching of his father, the legendary Koo Nimo. Be prepared for hot Ghanaian Asante drumming as well as popular palm wine music.
African All-Stars – danceable Afro pop music from some of Seattle’s best African musicians, featuring Yaw Amponsah/drums and Mohammed Shaibu on guitar, vocals and talking drum.
Maya Soleil – an electric and eclectic Afro-World fusion ensemble led by keyboardist Rob Pastorok.

Saturday December 15: Eckaman and Super Mokako close out Royal Room First Anniversary Party – 12 midnight
Come celebrate The Royal Room’s spectacular first year in Seattle with five bands playing music from 7 pm until 1 am. Eckaman and Super Mokako close out the party with irresistible dance rhythms of Congolese soukous and original Afro-funk, topped by Eckaman’s soaring vocals.
Check The Royal Room website for the complete anniversary lineup http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Suggested donation $5-15
Produced by African Music Nites
Support live African music!

April 15 at Waid’s

Eckaman and Super Mokako
Super Mokako’s first performance at Waid’s! Dance to live Congolese soukous and original Afro Funk music with vocalist extraordinaire Eckaman. If you haven’t heard them, you’re in for a real treat; the group regularly has everyone on their feet!


Live Music Sunday 8 – 10 PM
Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge
1212 E. Jefferson St., Seattle
$5 Suggested Donation
Produced by African Music Nites

November 13 at Dahlak

Rumba Va!
Master percussionist Arturo Rodriguez teams up with guitar virtuoso Leif Totusek. Expect an Afro-Latin evening ranging from rumba to soukous and beyond! www.PlayzMusic.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

September 18 at Dahlak

Eckaman and Super Mokako
Dance to live Congolese soukous music with Super Mokako, featuring vocalist extraordinaire Eckaman. If you haven’t heard them, you’re in for a real treat; the group regularly has everyone on their 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