628 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, California 94117

When people think of Brazilian music, often the first thing that comes to mind is bossa nova and the musicians who have made the sound famous, namely Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gilberto Gil and Elis Regina. However, the country's music has always been as diverse as the people itself. Santa Cruz's SambaDá brings Brazil's Afro-samba-funk roots to the forefront. With a robust percussion line and vocals straight from Ilê Aiyê -- one of Brazil's most important musical and cultural institutions -- don't expect to sit down for this one.

Co-Headlining will be Samba Ngo from Congo. With a charismatic stage presence, Ngo leads his band through a steamy, hot, and happy African-rock-funk-jazz fusion of soukous dance music. Over the irresistible guitars and percussion dance rhythms, Ngo sings in a voice filled with hope, love, and peace through music. He sings in French, Lingala, and Kikongo, and occasionally in English, and in addition to electric guitar plays drums and likembe, the Congo’s thumb piano.

Joining SambaDa and Samba will be Mr. Afrobeat, Liberia's Dj Jeremiah spinning Afrobeat and worldbeat.

When: Thursday, March 15th.
Doors 8:30 PM, Show: 9:00 PM
Where: The Independent,
628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Ticket Price: $12
Buy Tickets Online on Ticketweb:http://tinyurl.com/26z3jo

Don't miss this highly energetic, good vibes, dance-your-ass-off, exotic carnival night. Please bring your dancing shoes!!!

Official Website: http://maishaproductions.com

Added by afrofunk on February 28, 2007