Afrobeat All Stars features two nights of the most respected and celebrated Afrobeat Bands in Africa: Baba Ken and Afro-Groove Connexion and Jujuba. Both hailing from Nigeria and paying homage to the legacy of Fela Kuti.
Baba Ken and Afro-Groove Connexion features former members of Fela Kuti Africa's 70 band, King Sunny Ade and Salif Keita's Band. Jujuba Features Nojeem who is one of the most renowned talking drums players and has also toured with Kind Sunny Ade.
This show bring the very best of African Music Masters for a very special two night African Dance music extravaganza.
As July 20th is World Refugee day, proceeds will benefit The African Immigrant and Refugee Resource Center (AIRRC)
Bring you good vibes and dancing shoes to an unforgetable night of dance music from Africa.
ABOUT BABA KEN AND AFRO-GROOVE CONNEXION
Picture the sound of Juju music, voodoo ritual chants and rhythms, scratchy American jazz records, with a dash of Felas Afrobeat, and you can almost hear Baba Ken and the Afrogroove ConneXion. Every performance is a celebration of life.
Jujuba, an 11-piece power force, delivers an infectious, danceable, and funky style of Nigerian Afrobeat and Juju music. The band combines dense rhythmical forms with articulate melodies and energetic soloing. Jujuba features Nojeem Lasisi, one of the worlds elite talking drum players, and an ensemble of musicians and vocalists playing a unique blend of African and Western music. As a member of Nigerian superstar King Sunny Ades group, the African Beats, Nojeem toured the world and appears on numerous recordings with King Sunny, including Seven Degrees North and Odu.
ABOUT DJ JEREMIAH AND THE AFROBEAT NATION
As a boy growing up in Liberia, DJ Jeremiah was a music fanatic. He loved to listen and dance to traditional and Afrobeat music blaring from local radio stations.
He learned early that music is supposed to make you feel good. With his passion for world music, Jeremiah has amassed a great collection of dance tunes that has kept the world music fans joyful and grooving--reminiscent of his childhood days.
DJ Jeremiah will be spinning Fela Kuti and James Brown's funkiest recordings accomanied by seasoned hard-hitting musicians.
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Added by afrofunk on June 22, 2007