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Maya Soleil - Tribal Groove and Funky World Dance Music

"unique audio-visual experience" [HotBands.com]

 

 "high-powered World music" [Sounds of Seattle]

 

"imaginative and exciting" [Youth Advancement Through Music & Art]

Programs

Choice of four programs, each including music and costumed African dancers:

Traditional acoustic African folk
Eclectic World-Beat fusion, or
Mixed repertoire as one show, or as two stylistically distinct shows
Workshops in African Drum & Dance are also available

Members have performed and recorded with many of the greats of African music, including Fela (Nigeria), I.K. Dairo (Nigeria), Kanda Bongo Man (Congo), Amayenge (Zambia), Dumi Maraire (Zimbabwe), Obo Addy (Ghana), and others.


Ensembles

Maya Soleil Traditions, an acoustic ensemble with 4-5 performers and:

vocals, costumed African dancers, balafon, mbira, ngoma, congas, djembe, talking drum, shekere, bells, and more.

Stylistic influences range from the Afro-beat of Nigeria and Highlife music of Ghana to the social dance music and Kalendula of Zambia to the Shona music of Zimbabwe.


 Maya Soleil, an electric Afro-World fusion ensemble with 6-9 performers and:

vocals, costumed African dancers, saxophones, flutes, keyboards, balafon, mbira, MIDI wind controller, electric bass, ngoma, congas, djembe, talking drum, shekere, bells, world drum kit, and more

Maya Soleil Afro-World Fusion Music & Dance presents world-class performing artists from Africa, Asia, Jamaica, and the USA in a multi-cultural program featuring African costumed dancers and traditional music blended with contemporary sounds

 

Sounds of Seattle - Seattle Area Musical Innovation and Excellence
Maya Soleil's album Dance of the New Sun was one of the top nominees
for the Seattle Area Music Awards!  Congratulations!

 

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