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AFRICA NIGHT WITH OS ALQUIMISTAS AND ZOUMOUNTCHI
August 29, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - August 30, 2015 @ 2:00 am
EVERY SATURDAY SAHARA LOUNGE HOSTS AFRICA NIGHT, WITH HOUSE BAND ZOUMOUNTCHI LED BY IBRAHIM AMINOU (NATIVE OF NIGER IN WEST AFRICA). LIVE BANDS, FREE BUFFET DINNER, WOODEN DANCE FLOOR, BACKYARD PATIO FOR CONVERSATIONS… GOOD TIMES!
Os Alquimistas has been described as “Boldly crafting new sounds while celebrating ancient rhythmic traditions” by WBEAT! while AGENCIA LA REFORMA-MX reckoned “a new branch in brazilian soul music has sprouted”. The group consists of prolific musicians with a wide range of musical influences and socio-ethnic backgrounds.
Melodies both lyrical and haunting interact with flawless percussive landscapes in a bed of brazilian guitar chords, funky bass lines, electric piano, electronic ambience and berimbaus to create music that is simply irresistible and universal! A river that flows through Samba, Rock, Soul, Reggae, Funk, Afropop, Jazz… A river of music!
Zoumountchi is a 9 piece band complete with horn section and percussion, featuring Ibrahim Aminou on kora, guitar and percussion. The band plays two sets of music, typically one featuring guitar, one featuring kora. Ibrahim is a true entertainer, interacting with the audience, creating dance music you can’t sit still for!
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