Wed. July 29th 2015
@ McPherson Playhouse Victoria BC (All Ages)King Sunny Ade and His African Beats
Tue. July 28th 2015
@ The Port Theatre Nanaimo BC (All Ages)King Sunny Ade and His African Beats
Sat. June 27th 2009
@ Centennial Square Victoria BC (All Ages)King Sunny Ade and His African Beats
King Sunny Ade and His African Beats
Unknown - Confirmed: Apr. 1, 2009 (Awaiting Update)
The most popular musician ever to emerge from Africa’s music scene, King Sunny Ade has been performing for over 40 years. His rise to prominence began in the 1970s, as his 20-member African Beats ensemble evolved into a multi-layered powerhouse that featured intricate guitar work with several guitarists, talking drums, tight vocal harmonies and flamboyant dancers. By the 1980s, Nigeria’s Ade had become a certified international superstar and his Juju Music album of the period still ranks as a mesmerizing masterpiece. The trailblazer who made it easier for subsequent artists like Salif Keita and Youssou N’Dour to break through in the West, Ade remains the gold standard for Afro-pop that you simply have to dance to! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience “the king of juju music” when he makes his much-anticipated return to Victoria.
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- Last confirmed Apr. 1, 2009