Thursday, March 06, 2008

[Wadabo_updates] Music This Weekend - SambaLolo & The Superpowers

Dear African Dance & Music Community,
Two great opportunities THIS FIRDAY night to witness the exquisite music of West Africa & the African Diaspora:

1 - Boubacar Diabate & SambaLolo @ Johnny D's Lounge, Somerville
2 - The Superpowers @ Bill's Bar, Boston
Friday, March 7th, I-Level @ 9:30, SambaLolo @11pm
| Cover  $10 |Johnny D's Lounge, 17 Holland St. Davis Square, Somerville|  Dinner reservations in advance guarantee a seat for the show | For reservations call 617.776.2004.

SambaLolo, featuring Boubacar Diabate, West African Griot from Mali, combines traditional rhythms with modern influences to form a unique style of contemporary Malian Griot music. Singing in Bambara, Diabate tells stories of common shared human experiences such as of love, life, struggle, and transcendence. Through the age-old West African tradition of Griot storytelling, Diabate brings the audience on a musical journey that is embellished with accents of Jazz, Blues and Reggae. For more information about Boubacar Diabate and SambaLolo visit or

Next Show: Friday, March 14th @ Matt Murphy's Pub, Brookline Village -

2 - The Superpowers (formerly AfroBeat Society) w/ Rubblebucket Orchestra (reggae - members of John Browns Body)
Friday, March 7th, doors open at 8:30pm | Bill's Bar - 5.5 Lansdowne St, Boston, 617.421.9678
| 18+ $12 adv/$15 door | Tickets at or 866.468.7619

The Superpowers is an 11 member, 21st Century AfroBeat 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 "poly-rhythmic juggernaut". They have played packed houses throughout the Eastern US and shared the stage with internationally renowned artists including Sierra Leones Refugee All-Starts, John Browns Body, Aphrodesia, NOMO and Audible Mainframe. In the past year The Superpowers have played nearly 100 shows at festivals, bars, clubs, farms and community events, rallying to end the violence in Darfur, raising money for development projects in Zambia's Meheba refugee settlement and supporting Fair Trade in South America.

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