Highlife Music Transcends--Treat Your Feet this Saturday
- “Highlife music was created by those who wanted to rise above the pain and
suffering—to transcend all evils. We invite you to enjoy and dance to our
music, which brings a message of love from the African soil.” --Babá Ken
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
DANCE TO THE ORIGINAL
WEST AFRICAN HIGHLIFE BAND
plus free AFRICAN DANCE LESSON
1317 San Pablo @ Gilman in Berkeley
(Gilman Street exit from Hwy 80)
Doors at 8:30 pm. Lesson at 9:00 pm.
WEST AFRICAN HIGHLIFE BAND at 9:30 pm.
Tickets $13, STUDENTS with ID $11.
Showline 510-525-5054 - _www.ashkenaz.com_ (http://www.ashkenaz.com/)
All ages are welcome, wheelchair access, ample free parking across the
Ashkenaz is a non-profit community cultural center.
"Highlife music ruled the scene during the heady era when national
independence was achieved by the nations of West Africa. This special band pays
tribute to its pioneers, with the lilting harmonies, intertwining guitars, and
infectious rhythms that motivated the feet of a generation of African youth.
As tradition dictates, each song’s lyrics elaborate a humorous but important
positive social message to the community. The musicians are each African
music notables in their own right who have played, toured, and recorded with
countless distinguished artists, including the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, King
Sunny Ade, and Hugh Masekela." --The Trinidad Express
SOME FUTURE CONCERT DATES
(mailto:ethnomusicology@...) SUN, OCT 16: WEST AFRICAN HIGHLIFE BAND
at Bernal Heights Fiesta on the Hill, SF - 2PM
SAT OCT 29: WEST AFRICAN HIGHLIFE BAND at Grass Valley Center for the Arts -
SAT, NOV 19: KOTOJA at ASHKENAZ, Berkeley CA - 9:30PM _www.Ashkenaz.com_
SAT, DEC 10: "A Musical Night in Africa" - WEST AFRICAN HIGHLIFE BAND and
NIGERIAN BROTHERS at ASHKENAZ, Berkeley CA - 9:30PM _www.Ashkenaz.com_
SAT, DEC 31: WATCH THIS SPACE FOR INFO ON AN INTIMATE NEW YEARS EVE EVENT AT
A SECRET LOCATION!
MON, FEB 27: WEST AFRICAN HIGHLIFE BAND at "MUSIC at MEYER" Concert Series,
Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco CA - 7PM
(Dates are subject to change.)
Thank you for helping spread the word!
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