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Toronto, ON: Batuki Music presents the highlife legend Jewel Ackah and Adam Solomon Trio at the Lula on Thursday August 29 at 8:30 PM.

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  • Nadine McNulty
    For Immediate Release: August 7, 2013 – Toronto Batuki Music Societypresents a special double bill featuring highlife legend Jewel Ackah and “The
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      For Immediate Release:
      August 7, 2013 – Toronto

      Batuki Music Societypresents a special double bill featuring highlife legend Jewel Ackah and “The
      Professor” Adam Solomon Trio at the Lula Lounge on Thursday, August 29. Joining Jewel
      Ackah are members of Toronto's own champion of Highlife, Afrafranto, including his son, Kofi Ackah.
       
      Jewel Ackah, who hails from Ghana’s western Nzima region, began his career with C.K Mann’sgroup in
      1967 and then moved on to a succession of bands: Ebo Taylor and the Railway Band, the El Dorados (of the Aboso Glass
      Factory) and the Lantics,
      the resident band of the Atlantic Hotel in Takoradi.  In 1973 he joined A.B. Crentsil’s Sweet Talks, in Tema, and then in 1985-6, the Talkatives.  Jewel formed his own Butterfly Six in 1988 and signed up with the local Megastar label in 1995.  Later Jewel began releasing gospel
      albums such as ‘Me Su Fre Wo’ in 1994 and ‘Ahwereshow’ in
      1995.  Over the years he has released twenty albums.  Source: John
      Collins, Highlife Time.
       
      Opening the show is the African Blues & Jazz Trio featuring Adam Solomon on guitar and vocals, bassist Conrad Henderson and Phil
      Caffery on drums.  "The
      Professor" Adam Solomon performs as a blues soloist as well as with his band Tikisa, creating a unique
      sound that combines traditional and modern coastal East African rhythms, fiesta,
      rumba, soukous, makossa and highlife music.  He has released three CDs, Safari, Mti Wa Maisha and Rocket
      Express II: African Renaissance Blues.  Adam Solomon is also a member of the Juno award-winning African Guitar
      Summit. 
      Conrad Henderson, a music
      educator from Melbourne Australia, plays acoustic and electric bass.  He is adept in many styles including
      jazz, Latin, African, Caribbean, R'nB and funk.  Phil Caffery is new to Toronto, moving from Providence,
      Rhode Island, where he taught drums and performed regularly in clubs.  He was trained in jazz and performed in
      concert bands and for theater productions.            
       
      Event:   Jewel Ackah / Adam
      Solomon African Blues & Jazz Trio
      Date:     Thursday, August 29, 2013
      Venue:   Lula Lounge,
      1585 Dundas St. W. Toronto
                     Dinner reservations guarantee seating  (416) 588-0307 www.lula.ca
      Time:     Doors
      7:00 PM  /  Show 8:30 PM
      Tickets: $10 advance online at www.batukimusic.com  /  $15 door
      Info:       info@...
       
      Batuki Music Society
      gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canadian Heritage and Ontario Arts
      Council.
       
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      Batuki Music Society
      P.O. Box 68585
      360A Bloor St. W.
      Toronto, ON
      M5S 1X0

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      www.batukimusic.com

      "nurturing and strengthening cultural diversity through music and the arts."  

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