Cheikh Ndoye & Friends || Guests of Honor Baaba Maal & Faada Freddy

Blues Alley & Union Stage present:

Cheikh Ndoye & Friends || Guests of Honor Baaba Maal & Faada Freddy

Weedie Braimah, Raúl Pineda, Bryan Velasco

Fri May 4

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$45.00

THIS IS A SEATED SHOW. All tickets guaranteed a seat.

THIS IS THE LATE SHOW.

Cheikh NDoye & Friends
Cheikh NDoye & Friends
CHEIKH NDOYE is a bassist, composer, arranger and accomplished musical artist whose music is a rich fusion of jazz and world music influences stemming from his West African heritage combined with his love for classic and contemporary American jazz.
Baaba Maal
Baaba Maal
The singer and guitarist belongs to the semi-nomadic Fulani people. He first left his homeland of Fouta, in northern Senegal to perform music hundreds of miles away as a teenage boy scout and he has been a wanderer ever since. “It’s part of my culture,” he says. “The songs travel from village to village, from country to country. It’s something natural to my tribe and this part of Africa.”
Faada Freddy
Faada Freddy
Chaplin’s bowler hat on top of thick dreadlocks, striped opera hats and white shirts like a Prohibition-era Untouchable: undoubtedly, Faada Freddy has his own style, a mix of old-style chic and the attire of a ghetto’s rude boy. Like a baptism, an act of purification, Faada seems to plunge into this original stream of Afro-American music from where the blues and the soul – other inspirations of the singer -, emerged.
Weedie Braimah
Weedie Braimah
WEEDIE BRAIMAH is a young premiere master of the djembe. He began his career at the early age of two, born in Ghana, where he was first introduced to West African culture and drumming. A maverick performer of the highest caliber, Braimah has an almost insatiable knack to draw the entire audience into his grove, zigzagging through Africa on a breathtaking rhythmic roller coaster.
Raúl Pineda
Grammy award-winner and 3-time Grammy-nominated RAUL PINEDA is one of the most innovative Latin drummers in the world. His unique style of playing - a blend of Afro Cuban and contemporary influences applied to modern drum set - has cemented his status as one of the most influential Cuban drummers of his generation.
Bryan Velasco
Bryan Velasco is a native pianist/producer from Los Angeles. Playing professionally for over 15 years in Los Angeles. His performance credits include Celia Cruz, Fransisco Aguabella, Chembo Corneil, Alfredo de la Fe, Jesus Diaz, Nestor Torres, Airto Moriera, Keb Mo, Sheila E. (White House Fiesta Latina performance during Obama admin.) and System VI (A jazz group playing all original music) to name a few. He currently can be seen around Los Angeles playing with various local artists, as well as on the road with hip hop act House Of Pain, and Everlast. (Of whom he recently produced a soon to be released album.)
Venue Information:
Union Stage
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.unionstage.com/