8th Annual MUSICAL NIGHT IN AFRICA – A Dance for Peace

Don’t Miss the 8th Annual
“MUSICAL NIGHT in AFRICA”
– A Dance for Peace –

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
in BERKELEY
with Three Bands, featuring Master Musicians from
FELA KUTI, KING SUNNY ADE, and HUGH MASEKELA,
colorful costumes and compelling dance rhythms.
AN EVENT FOR ALL AGES
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The Original
WEST AFRICAN HIGHLIFE BAND
* * * * * * * *
BABÁ KEN andthe
AFRO-GROOVE CONNEXION
(Experimental, Deep-Down Afro-beat)
* * * * * * * *
TheNIGERIAN BROTHERS
* * * * * * * *
TRADITIONAL WELCOMING LIBATION CEREMONY
AND PEACE INVOCATION AT 9:00 PM
* * * * * * * *
VILLAGE DRUM CIRCLE with
GHANAIAN MASTER DRUMMER POPE FLYNE
(Bring Your Favorite Percussion Instrument!)
* * * * * * * *
D.J. KALIL
(Rare Cuts from www.WorldMusicPassport.com)
* * * * * * * *
Live at
ASHKENAZ MUSIC & DANCE COMMUNITY CENTER
1317 San Pablo Avenue at Gilman in Berkeley
510-525-5054 http://www.Ashkenaz.com
Admission $15 – Students with ID $10
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About this year’s theme, “A Dance for Peace,” BabáKen says, “In Africa, music and dance delight the spirits of our ancestors, unite the living community, and express social protest. We ask the spirits to empower our hopes for peace on Earth.”

Babá Ken Okulolo, one of the few popular African musicians with deep roots in Nigerian musical history, voted Best Bassist five times by the Nigerian Journalists’ Assocation,
was first seen in the U.S. touring with King Sunny Ade. Soji Odukogbe was long-time lead guitarist for the late Fela Kuti. Talking drummer Rasaki Aladokun headed the acclaimed percussion section of King Sunny Ade’s African Beats. Percussionist Nii Armah, a founder of Ghana’s Hedzoleh Soundz, toured for many years with Hugh Masekela.

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