Winter Nights: An African Dance Party

Thu, December 1, 2016 7:30 pm

The West African HighlifeBband performs the joyful, upbeat rhythms of Africa!        
 
african dance party

An African Dance Party Featuring:
Baba Ken Okulolo The West African Highlife Band

The Kanbar Center brings the multicultural flavors, movement, live music and fun of Summer Nights Indoors. Tonight we celebrate West African Highlife Music and Dance with old friends. Strong beats and driving rhythms, high energy and joyful, WinterNights will brings the friends, fun and sunshine indoors in the midst of winter, and begs all to come dance and enjoy the great energy that this music creates….. but inside the Hoytt Theater. Come get get out on the dance floor and shake off those winter blues!

African Dance Party

More about Baba Ken Okulolo 
Baba Ken Okulolo is a beloved SF Bay Area-based Nigerian bandleader, vocalist, bassist, teacher and multi-instrumentalist, on of the few popular African musicians of today whose roots extend deep into his country’s musical history. He now leads several distinct African bands and teaches students of all ages His lively performances, recordings, drum circles, and classes spread an uplifting message and bring the joy of African music to every audience. Baba Ken was first seen in the U.S. as bassist on King Sunny Ade’s world tours. He is known for his work with Nigeria’s legendary Afrobeat creator Fela Anlkkulapo Kuti, highlife master Dr. Victor Olalya, and the seminal Afro-rock group Monomono. He has countless Nigerian and American recording dates to his credit, and the Nigerian Journalists’ Association five times voted him the country’s top bassist. He founded the International super-group Baba Ken & Kotoja, famed for its bubbling brew of Afrobeat, highlife, juju and jazz, and which inspired the start-up of Putumayo World Music.