in the Bourbon Bar
Sat, Jan 13 at 8pm
Ghanaian-born Mohammed Shaibu leads my African band Soyaya, with virtuoso acoustic guitar, dynamic talking drums and endearing vocals. The name Soyaya means love and affection in my native language of Hausa in West Africa. The music of Soyaya is a combination of Palmwine and Highlife, is the indigenous rhythm and blues. Backing me are Yaw Amponsah from Ghana on the Asanti drums/ Diego Coy from Columbia on the Bom bom/ Etienne Capko from Benin on the Ewe drums and vocals/ Thierno Diop from Senegal on the Bugrubu / Greg Campbell on Drums and guest from West Africa. The famous people I played with are O.J.Ekemode and the Nigerian Allstars the original Afro Beat master/ Tony Allen of Fela Kuti's band/ Shakata Ghana band/ I.K.Diaro the master of juju music of Nigeria/ Baba Olatunji the master drumer from Nigeria and lot more.