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Reminder: Northwest World Fest October 20

Coming this Saturday – Celebrate World culture with Music and Food at the first edition of Northwest World Fest in Seattle, WA. A project of Yeleen Productions.

NORTHWEST WORLD FEST 2018 LINE UP

  • Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble
    Mbira music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe
  • Mamadou Diabate and The Percussion Mania
    Burkina Faso Balafon master
  • Alpha Yaya Diallo & the Bafing
    Guitar wizard from Guinea

LOCATION: Kings Hall MS LLC 2929 27th Ave S. Seattle, WA
DATE: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8 PM to 1 AM
TICKETS: available at West African Market 5997 Rainier Ave S. (206) 723-6218
ONLINE:  www.eventbrite.org

Authentic West African food and drinks will be served!

MORE INFO: www.yeleenproduction.org

 
 
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MISSA LUBA African Mass Nov. 21-22

The Seattle Peace Chorus performs:
The MISSA LUBA – a Congolese Mass with Pan-African Accompaniment
Directed by Fred West
Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 22, 2015 – 7 p.m.
University Congregational Church – 4515 16th Avenue NE, Seattle

Missa Luba
Featuring a diverse range of freedom songs, lullabies and anthems from South Africa and traditional mbira music of the Shona people
With special guests:
* Sid Law – One of the leading experts in the virtuosic Missa Luba tenor solo
* Thione and Gora Diop – Percussionists & master drummers from Senegal
* Kent Stevenson Trio – A heritage of African-American gospel and jazz traditions
* Claire Jones and Vawachi Marimba – One of Seattle’s leading performers of music from Zimbabwe

Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2380628 or call 800.838.3006800.838.3006 FREE
Tickets also available from Seattle Peace Chorus members
Questions? Visit http://www.seattlepeacechorus.org or call 206.264.5532206.264.5532
Seattle Peace Chorus
P.O. Box 30152 | Seattle, Washington 98125

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Master Mbira Player Musekiwa Chingodza at UW April 25

Take in a sweet concert at UW: Zimbabwean Mbira Master Musekiwa Chingodza

Musekiwa Chingodza, Mbira Master from Zimbabwe
In Concert April 25, 7:30 PM
UW School of Music
Brechemin Auditorium

Musekiwa Chingodza was born into a family of great mbira players in Mwangara village, Murewa, Zimbabwe, in 1970. He began playing mbira at the age of five and is self-taught. Through listening to other gwenyambira, or great mbira players, he developed a strong attachment to and love for mbira music. He says, “Our music is both medicine and food, as mbira has the power to heal and to provide for people. Mbira pleases both the living and the dead.” Since 1999, he has been a regular visitor to the U.S. With his engaging personality, gentle teaching style, virtuoso mbira playing ability and deep immersion in his culture, he is almost always asked to come back for repeat visits.
Listen to a recent performance here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dzJaHhgebA

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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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December 4th at Waid’s

Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble
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.

* Mahonyera, in the chiShona language, is a style of low-pitched syllabic singing. It also refers to “the sound of distant voices.”

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

Check out photos from the Pan-African Masquerade and Halloween party on our website:
https://africanmusicnites.org/galleries/

December Calendar for African Music Nites

Hi all,
We’re excited about the new location of African Music Nites as of December: Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Restaurant, 1212 E. Jefferson St. Here’s the lineup of shows:

December 4: Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble
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.

December 11: Spirit of Ojah
World music from West Africa and America! The Spirit of Ojah Dance Band, led by legendary Ghanaian highlife drummer Roger Ocquaye, plays long harmonious waves of sound and rhythm inspiring people to get up and dance: jungle rhythm, soukous and highlife. http://www.myspace.org/spiritofojah

December 18: Northwest Artists Collective
Special show in collaboration with Roots! featuring master Guinean drummer/dancers Manimou Camara and Abdoulaye Sylla and more!

December 25: No show – Season’s Greetings
Have a wonderful Kwanzaa! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!

Hot Tip! Check out Tanzanian musician Kedmon Mapana, Tuesday December 6 @ 7:30 pm
UW Ethnomusicology Concert at UW Music Building, Brechemin Hall
University of Washington Visiting Artist Kedmon Mapana and students present music and dance from the Wagogo Region of central Tanzania. $5 at the door

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