Join San Francisco’s resident Afrobeat expert, Liberian-born DJ Jeremiah with the Afrobeat Nation and resident percussionist Jose Rivera of Fogo Na Ropa, at his monthly party at Madrone.
Bring your dancing shoes and good vibes as Dj Jeremiah will be spinning Fela, afrobeat, soukous, highlife, afro house and more accompanied by a group of seasoned, hard-hitting, musicians including percussionists, drummers and trumpet players.
As ...a boy growing up in Liberia, Jeremiah was a music fanatic. He loved to listen and dance to traditional and Afrobeat music blaring from local radios 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. "Afrobeat is more than just being a DJ," says Jeremiah Kpoh. "Afrobeat is revolution." For the 33-year-old Liberian native, known to San Francisco world music fans as DJ Jeremiah or, simply, Mr. Afrobeat, the genre represents not a violent uprising, but a movement of consciousness. (San Franicsco Chronicle)
Since arriving in the Bay Area, Liberian native DJ Jeremiah has been making a commotion, both musically and politically. Jeremiah's experiences as a refugee inform his in-your-face lyrics, which are sung over a mix of hip-hop beats, jazz-inspired tunes, and funk music. - Flavorpill ,
“Afrobeat No Go Die” (Dj Jeremiah and the Afrobeat Nation and Jose Rivera)
Madrone Art Bar
500 Divisadero Street
Official Website: http://maishaproductions.com
Added by afrofunk on August 10, 2010