AFRICAN ARTISTS IN THE UNITED STATES
1) The African Theater USA
A group of Africans carrying on the legacy of African Traditional
Masquerade dance in the United States and Diaspora. For more on African
Theater, USA, please viasit www.AfricanTheaterUSA.com
2) FARAFIN KAN
A 10 piece band with combined artists from Mali and Ivory Coast. They play the traditional Ivorian “Dndibala” music that embraces chants with the rhythm of Makossa / Hi-life beat. Lead by Cheik Barry –a professor of Music in New York and an acclaimed musician with over five award winning “World Music Award” albums to his credit.
3) BABA OLA - JAGUN
Baba Ola Jagun and his Ancestral Group. Jagun and his group are renowned for heavy percussions and hard-core Yoruba vocals. This is as traditional as it gets. Nothing more needs to be said.
Versatile musician noted for his ability to get the audience rocking in different rhythms, from highlife, gospel, to Afro pop. Sings mostly in English but can also sing in Ibo language.
For more on Alabama, please visit www.AfricanTheaterUSA.com
Kaleta is a composer, singer, guitarist, percussionist and producer from Benin Republic. He has performed and toured with the 2 most popular musicians from Nigeria, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and King Sunny Ade to mention a few. He is also a former member of Shina Peters Afro Juju band and is currently the lead singer for Akoya Afrobeat ensemble based in New York.
While he performs, Kaleta adorns his mask to give meaning to the name Kaleta, which is "masked musician" or masquerade in the Goun and Yoruba languages.
Kaleta sings in French/English/Goun/Fon/Ewe/Yoruba. Kaleta mixes traditional songs from Benin, Nigeria, and Togo; the result is a captivating fusion of afro-pop, juju, and highlife with a touch of rock guitar riffs.
For more on Kaleta, please visit www.kaletamusic.com
6) KINGSLEY OGUNDE
Kingsley Ogunde and his band have become a household name in the gospel and Afro-juju sound system in the United States. Some strong Afro-beat, some gospel smoothness, some juju drumming, and some mid tempo highlife, sums up Kingsley Ogunde and his group.
For more on Kingsley, please visit www.AfricanTheaterUSA.com
7) COMEDIAN “JUDE AWAY AWAY”
US based Nigerian comedian. The pioneer of modern stand-up comedy in Nigeria. A rare combination of talent- Music and Comedy, with a hit music-comedy album “Je Je nor Rush life” to his credit.
A renowned MC/Host that knows how to get the attention of a crowd and keep them waiting with expectations till a concert is complete. A crowd motivator that every African Artists in the business associates with.
at several big spots in Africa and the United States.
9) OLIVER O. MBAMARA
African US based multi-talented artist. He presents a unique blend of
talent combination touching on many areas of entertainment - writing,
poetry, acting, etc. Oliver parades a combination of creative imaginative
writing and versatile performing ability to deliver in many ways including
a rare poetic candor that appeals to all culture and races.
He has performed off Broadway in New York and at several other big spots in Africa. He
recently made and starred in two feature films and is working on
more. He has 6 published books to his credit. For more on
Oliver, please visit http://www.slavewarrior.com/olivermbamara.htm
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