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AMAYO (formerly of Antibalas) w/ Afrobeats Nite Santa Cruz Deejay - Monk Earl

AMAYO (formerly of Antibalas) w/ Afrobeats Nite Santa Cruz Deejay - Monk Earl
8:00 PM - 8:00 PM Moe's Alley
Date: April 16, 2023 to April 16, 2023
Where: Moe's Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa-Cruz, California, United States, 95065
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Event Type: Other
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Moes Alley presents an Afrobeat night with AMAYO former lead singer of Antibalas with Afrobeats Nite Santa Cruz Deejay - Monk Earl!Sunday, April 16thDoors: 7pm / show: 8pm$20 in advance / $25 day of the show21+AMAYOAMAYO means:IF YOU DONT GO, YOU NEVER KNOW...Former Frontman of Antibalas for 23 years, Amayo was credited for bringing Afrobeat to a global audience, leading it to become a genre of itself. - Soundcheck, WNYCHe composed the GRAMMY-nominated Fu Chronicles album for Best Global Music Album of the Year 2020. It was the launchpad for Amayos solo career where Kung Fu meets Afrobeat. His unique blend of styles creates a magical landscape for Chinese & African rhythms. Amayo sings traditional Yoruba & Edo lyrics and plays piano, electric keyboard, organ, and the Gbedu Spirit Drum. His band features chekere, guitar, bass, flute, violin, drums, percussion and horns. Amayos songs guide people through Kung Fu movements and stories of the Nigerian Edo & Ife Kingdoms. As an anointed Orisha Awo Amayo sings traditional Nigerian spirituals and stories that have been passed down in a sacred lineage. Amayo has been a senior master (Sifu) of the Jow Ga Kung Fu School of martial arts since 1982 and performs traditional Chinese Lion Dance as a salutation ritual to begin his stage performances to bring good fortune to the audience.Amayo recorded 9 full-length albums with Antibalas 2022 including 4 times at Carnegie Hall. Amayo also directed the music video for Fight Am Finish (Antibalas) on location in Nigeria & NYC, about an African American returning home via the slave route.As his name means, If you dont go, you never know With a move across the country and the birth of his second child, Amayo decided to branch out on his solo career, one dedicated to his rich Nigerian heritage and Chinese martial arts teachings. The Grammy-Nominated Antibalas album, Fu Chronicles was entirely his vision; the concept, the compositions, and the illustrations. His graduating thesis at Howard
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