Afrobeat Principle #1
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AFROBEAT Principle #1
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Elizabeth Theater (Park Bar)
$12 in advance, or $15 at the door.
AMONYET Enterprises proudly presents
AFROBEAT Principle #1 Album Release Party!!
Adeboye Adegbenro's Long awaited album is Finally here,
and it is Quite elevated!!
Each and every Odu Afrobeat Orchestra concert is Grand, and Full of energy!! There is Nothing better than afrobeat. If you… Show more have never experienced it, this is Definitely a great way to start.
Adeboye is a Legend in Afrobeat, and played alongside with Fela for many years. He has played all across the globe, and has a huge following. His concert with Will Sessons was to capacity earlier this year, and so was his show at Concert Of Colors last year.
If you love AFROBEAT,
If you love ROCK,
If you love FUNK,
If you love DANCE,
this concert is Not to be missed!!
Opening for him will be the one and only
as well as an intermission with
WILD Spirit Dance/ House Of BASTET!!
Tickets for this event will sell out FAST.
There will also be vendors at this event as well!
Elizabeth Theater is Very excited to be hosting this event,
and will be cross promotiong and selling tickets as well.
about Adeboye/ Odu Afrobeat ORCHESTRA::
"In Yoruba mythology, an OdÃ¹ is one of 256 divinatory principals, each associated with a traditional set of verses (or Ese), representing thousands of years of observations and predictions. In the Detroit music scene, Odu is an Afrobeat Orchestra comprised of the cityâ€™s best musicians, each of different genres, age, race, and background, representing Detroitâ€™s strength in itâ€™s musical diversity, and always delivers nothing short of a spiritual experience with every performance they give. The group is led by Adeboye Adegbenro on vocals/alto/tenor saxophone, who came to Detroit via Lagos, Nigeria, where he used to sit it with the great bandleader Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Fela Kuti, founder and namesake of Afrobeat, whose countless vinyl re-issues and work with greats such as Creamâ€™s Ginger Baker have brought Afrobeat to the forefront of African music in recent years. Although the primary output of Afrobeat music was recorded in the nineteen seventies, many have continued to carry on its unbelievably funky rhythms and unmistakable sound. Over the years we have witnessed everyone from Brian Eno and David Byrne to Ann Arborâ€™s Nomo taking cues from Afrobeatâ€™s grooves, yet few have managed to do this while retaining the spiritual roots woven deep within the beatâ€”the soul, of you will. Odu is one of the few that do, a child of tradition, bringing dance and even (their namesake) The OdÃ¹ IfÃ¡, whose sixteen principals of divination also double as rhythm patterns.
Adegbenro has kept a good family of musicians behind him over Oduâ€™s five years or so as a band. The current lineup includes the exiled Bohemian National Homeâ€™s founder and coordinator Joel Peterson on bass; Emmanuel on drums; Nick Schillace on guitar; Dan Velic on guitar; Marko Novachcoff on baritone sax; Michael Carey on tenor sax; Sam Beaubian on trumpet; Jennie Knaggs with vocals/percussion; Ryan Gates on percussion; and Bill Hafer on percussion.
Contemporary Afro Funk from Detroit â€“ and a set that's almost rootsier than any other groups of this nature we can think of! The lineup is heavy on horns, and comes across with a slightly righteous jazz touch too â€“ possibly because of the great interplay between all of the saxes, and the group's reliance on almost all acoustic instrumentation for their rhythms â€“ save a bit of bass and guitar! The production is just right for the sound, too â€“ and really carries the intensity of the performance nicely â€“ energy that never lets up as the group stretches out over long tracks that include "Afrobeat Principles #1", "Revenge Of The One Eyed Hyena", "No More No More", and "16 Cowries". (Limited edition â€“ with insert.)
Odu Afro-beat Orchestra is another local ensemble exploring the legacy of Afro-beat while bringing listeners to the dance floor. Its lineup sees jazz players alongside vets of such rock-oriented local groups as His Name is Alive and Human Eye. Led by saxophonist-vocalist Adeboye Adegbenro, the 15-piece group includes drummer Kevin Callaway, bassist Joel Peterson, guitarists Chris â€œCrispyâ€* Fachini and Chad Gilchrist, conga players Akunda Brian Hollis and Bill Hafer, saxophonists Michael Carey and Marco Novachcoff, and trumpeter John Douglas. The lineup mixes freely across age, race and musical background. Adegbenro actually learned the ropes from Fela Kuti himself while still living in Lagos in the late 1980s, regularly performing with Felaâ€™s band at a club in the same neighborhood as the bandleaderâ€™s legendary, long-shuttered Shrine nightclub.
about Nadir OMOWALE::
Throw your boxes away.
The music that flows from the mind and soul of Nadir Omowale simply defies genre classification. R&B, Rock, Funk, Hip Hop and Jazz are spun into such a heady mix through his recordings and performances, that the listener no longer has any interest in limits or labels.
A world traveler at an early age as a military son, raised in Tennessee and immersed in gospel and Nashville songwriting traditions, now steeped in the rich Motown, Rock, Hip-Hop and Electronic legacy of his Motor City home â€” Nadirâ€™s musical influences are myriad and deep.
â€œSome of my earliest memories revolve around my familyâ€™s old console stereo,â€* says Nadir, Â â€œMy dadâ€™s Curtis Mayfield and Al Green records, momâ€™s Aretha Franklin and James Cleveland, my brotherâ€™s P-Funk, Kiss and Van Halen albums â€” all fired my imagination long before I knew my ABCâ€™s or could write my name.â€*
This heritage is evident in every note on The Book of Jonah, Nadirâ€™s chronicle of 2012, and his third full-length album. The first single â€œGo It Aloneâ€*, released on 7-inch vinyl, is a covert soul mission that tiptoes through the blues, but infiltrates jazz and rock before itâ€™s over. On the flipside â€œLove Thangâ€* is a joyful, stomping, funk rock mash-up with gospel overtones and a smattering of DC go-go rhythms.
And thatâ€™s just the beginning of the party. With each page of The Book of Jonah, the award-winning songwriter fashions a lyrical narrative of love and loss, of fear and fearlessness, painted on a tapestry that weaves progressive soul with indie rock, twenty-first century blues, and new Detroit funk.
A patriotic citizen of planet earth, Nadir is always tuned into the global conversation of politics, culture and change. He developed a strong following amidst activists and tastemakers throughout the Us, Europe and Canada while touring in support of his two earlier releases, Distorted Soul 2.0 (2004) and Workinâ€™ for the Man (2008). Nadir is a fearless voice of reason and resolute advocate for positive change, who has earned tremendous respect from the broader artistic and cultural community.
Nadirâ€™s music represents the evolution and celebration of an ancient blues credo, in that it tells stories from the heart, for the heart. Â It is also a reflection of all that is funky and joyful. The soulful vocals wrap up the entire package for an unforgettable listening and live experience. Â Join Nadir as he continues his journey down the road of honest and contemplative song crafting, conveying to us all just the right helping of magical, musical soul food at exactly the right time. But leave your boxes at home. You wonâ€™t need them.
â€œIf Motown had never moved to L.A., this is what it would sound like today.â€*
- Jane Asher, Radio Sophie 103.7FM, San Diego, California -
â€œTo label Nadir as a neo-soul artist would be neglecting his rock roots; to call him a rock artist would be overlooking his hip-hop and jazz influences. Fully encompassing all the talents that Nadir possesses would be comparable to expanding the mathematical term Pi to its last digit.â€*
- Contessa Porter, Michigan Chronicle, Detroit, Michigan â€“
about Wild Spirit Dance/ House Of BASTET::
Wild Spirit Dance Company performs and educates audiences on the sacred and powerful divine feminine through the art of dance. Watching them will leave you feeling inspired, motivated with creative enthusiasm to move and expand your view on what hidden powers lie within the human form. The company was founded in June 2009 by the dance instructors at the House of Bastet LLC., an empowerment center focusing on healing through all forms of dance & movement.
An empowerment studio that uplifts and assists in the transformation of women all ages
through dance, yoga, modeling and personal growth & development.
Experience a safe and energizing experience when you come to any class,Â
workshop or event.
We are dedicated to the upliftment of the divine feminine power, serving all inÂ
reconnecting with your beauty, strength and power: Through the Feminine Arts.
Come and Relax, Release and Rejuvinate...
Move Your Body...Relax Your Mind...Connect to Your True Power...
Â FEEL & Look Fabulous!
" Inspiring Strength & Dignity through Beauty"
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