Thursday, June 24, 2010

[Wadabo_updates] Tomorrow Night: Uhuru Afrika's JUMP Featuring ZILI MISIK !

Uhuru Afrika's JUMP! returns this Friday, June 25, 2010 (10:30pm - 2 am) with special guest ZILI MISIK!!

Where: Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA
When: 10:30 pm til 2 am!!
Cost: $10 Door (discounted tix ($5) from 1:30am onwards)
Uhuru Afrika's JUMP Returns!!!
With resident urban griots: Adam Gibbons & Max Pela
With Malian master percussionist Sidy Maiga and Visual Artist Jay Medina.

and very special guest:

Zili Misik has been bridging cultures, generations, and continents for ten years. With captivating sounds that evoke the African continent, Zili retraces routes of forced exile and cultural resistance through diasporic rhythm and song. Powerful Haitian, Brazilian and West African rhythms infuse Zili's original creations and traditional folksongs. Reconnecting Haitian mizik rasin, Jamaican roots reggae, Afro-Brazilian samba, Afro-Cuban son, and African American spirituals, blues, jazz and neo soul, Zili Misik honors its influences while creating a sound that is uniquely its own.

All female, zili takes its name from Haitian spiritual entity, "Ezili" who is envisaged as mother, lover, and warrior. Zili's songs are sensual, political, self-reflective, positive, and invoke love. Zili's lyrics glide seamlessly from English to Kreyol to Portuguese to Spanish, spinning tales and visions of lives lived and yet to be.

More about Zili Misik:

-Winner of the 2008 Boston Music Awards for "Outstanding International Act of the Year", as well as Boston Phoenix and FNX's Boston Best World Music Band 2008 and 2009! Also, winner of ROCKRGRL's and Berklee College of Music's BATTLE of the All-FEMALE BANDS 2007

-featured on an episode of national tv PBS' "Design Squad"! Other features include airplay on the BBC's and NPR's Afro Pop Worldwide in April 2008, as well as being highlighted in a full-page article in the March/April 2008 issue of national Color Lines Magazine.

-has toured with State Radio and Tony Brown; has performed with Queen Ifrica and Queen Omega; has opened for Emeline Michel, Shaggy, Boukman Eksperyans, and ZAP MAMA.


[Wadabo_updates] 4th Annual Ndaje Festival of African Music and Dance June 25-27th 2010!!!

4th Annual
of African Music and Dance
in BOSTON - June 25-27, 2010


The 4th Annual Ndaje Festival of African Music and Dance in Boston is THIS weekend!! We are bringing you a full line-up of master African dance and music artists to teach djembe, sabar and kutiro dance, drum and song classes! PLUS the amazing dance company, Les Enfants du Soleil African Dance Theater will be performing at MIT's Kresge Auditorium! Check out the list of dynamic percussionists who will be keeping our hearts pumping with the rhythms of Africa during the festival....
Fode Bangoura
Kolipe Camara
Samba Cisse
Thiokho Diagne 
Mamadou Diouck
Alioune "Guido" Faye
Brigo Gueye
Mamadou Guisse
Nko Fallou
Abdou M'Baye 
Backa Niang
Mamadou Lynx N'Diaye
Babacar Seck
Paa Seck
Mangue Sylla
Lamine Toure
and MORE!!!  

For complete Ndaje Festival 2010 information, visit

For details about Les Enfants du Soleil African Dance Theater, including
artist bios and video links,!


Friday, June 25, 2010

4:00-5:30pm - Mali Dance - Djeneba Sako
5:30-7:00pm - Kutiro Dance - Malang Bayo
7:00-8:30pm - Guinea Dance - Mouminatou Camara
8:30-10:00pm - Sabar Dance - Rich Faye

Saturday, June 26, 2010

10:30-12:00pm - Guinea Dance - Youssouf Koumbassa
12:00-1:30pm - Sabar Dance - Rich Faye
12:00-1:30pm - Djembe Drum - Fode Seydou Bangoura
1:30-3:00pm - Kutiro Dance - Mariama Basse
3:00-4:30pm - Sabar Dance - Babacar M'Baye
3:00-4:30pm - Dun Dun Drum & Dance - Mangue Sylla
4:30-6:00pm - Guinea Dance - Mouminatou Camara
8:00 pm - CONCERT - Les Enfants du Soleil African Dance Theater
11:00 pm - Drum & Dance Party!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

10:30-12:00pm - Guinea Dance - Youssouf Koumbassa
12:00-1:30pm - Sabar Dance - Pape N'Diaye
1:30-3:00pm - Kutiro Dance - Ousmane Sall
1:30-3:00pm - Sabar Drum - Lamine Toure
3:00-4:30pm - Mali Dance - Djeneba Sako
3:00-4:30pm - Casamance SongsFatou N'Diaye-Davis
4:30-6:00pm - Sabar Dance - Babacar M'Baye
6:00-7:30pm - Djembe & Sabar Dance - Festival All-Stars

**Festival Schedule is subject to change. Join the Ndaje Festival Email
List for the latest updates to the schedule.

Dance and Music Workshops Location:
Dance Complex in Central Square
536 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

The Les Enfants du Soleil Concert Location:
Kresge Auditorium at MIT
48 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Contact Information:
Ndaje Festival 2010

See you at the Festival!