Wednesday, December 12, 2007

[Wadabo_updates] Benefit Concert w/ Samba Lolo & The Superpowers THIS SUNDAY 12/16

Dear African Dance & Music Community,

The New Orleans Women Artists Collective (NOWAC) Presents
 "Boston Grooves 4 NOLA"
A benefit concert  for NOWAC and tribute to
New Orleans' landmark Congo Square/Armstrong Park.

Sunday, December 16th, 2007
Featuring a double bill with
Samba Lolo & Boubacar Diabate
and The Superpowers

$8/ Doors at 9 PM at the Milky Way Lounge and Lanes,
403-405 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 617-524-3740 (21+).

Advance Tickets available at

Proceeds go to the NOWAC & the formation of
"Women in the Building Trades-NOLA",
a pre-apprenticeship program for women in New Orleans.
For more info visit

Congo Square is famous for its preservation of African musical and cultural elements. The third in the monthly series, Boston Gro oves 4 NOLA "Roots Run Deep Here"recognizes the influences of the African Diaspora and its significance to the origins and evolution of New Orleans Jazz and Rhythm and Blues, and all music today.

Designed to bridge communities through Arts & Culture, the New Orleans Women Artists Collective (NOWAC), through the generous support of the Milky Way Lounge & Lanes, presents Boston Grooves 4 NOLA. NOWAC's mission is to assist New Orleans women artists in their journey back home, by providing them with the support and resources necessary to restore and move forward through the encouragement of artists both within and beyond their communities. As part of this non-profits mission, NOWAC is bringing a taste of New Orleans to Boston to raise awareness and funds to support the on-going need to restore and rebuild the New Orleans community.

Boston Grooves 4 NOLA infuses traditional rhythms, sounds and spoken word of the Deep South with the funky grooves of neo-soul, jazz & blues from New Orleans and beyond. Offering a dynamic blend of artistic talent from New Orleans and the artistic community at large, Boston Groove 4 NOLA, like jambalaya, has as a little somethin' for everyone.

About Samba Lolo:
 Samba Lolo featuring Boubacar Diabate, West African Griot Music from Mali, combined traditional rhythms with modern influences to create a unique style of contemporary Malian Griot music. Singing in Bambara, Boubacar and Samba Lolo create a performance that spans the full spectrum of Traditional to Contemporary Malian music. Bouba sings of a common shared experience of love, life and humanity, giving all an opportunity to hear the age-old West African tradition of Griot storytelling through song intermingled with the musicals accents of Jazz n' Blues and Reggae. For more information about Samba Lolo visit

About The Superpowers:
 The Superpowers is a 10-piece, 21st Century Dance Band. Voted Best World Act in the Phoenix 2007 Best Music Poll and 2006 Boston Music Awards, The Superpowers have been hailed by critics as a "poly-rhythmic juggernaut". In June 2007, with the release of its debut album, REVIVAL TIME, the band formally known as the Boston Afrobeat Society shed its Afrobeat cocoon and moved forward with a NEW agenda – creating a Community wherein people across the planet can unite in collective energy and dance to create positive social change! For more information about The Superpowers  visit

1 comment:

  1. Thank you all for continuing to support New Orleans artists on their long road home.

    I posted your announcement onto the NO News Ladder today. I hope the site serves nolafugees, and others, both at home and abroad, but particularly those still living outside the city. It goes both ways as people in Nola can see your support (which helps so much believe it) and as perhaps people in Boston as we do get hits from there too.

    Please feel free to contact me anytime with announcements via my profile email. I found you on one of my many search engine news alerts for all things New Orleans. So, you're making it around the country to the search engines and that is a good thing.

    Thanks again,
    editor / NO News Ladder