African All Stars
A Featured 3 Star Act!
African All Stars, like African music, cannot be classified into one category. The complexity and diversity of African people, language, culture and art is present in the music of African All Stars. The band's repertoire include Hi-life, Soukous, Juju, Calypso, Reggae; a fusion of world music. African All Stars is guaranteed to make you DANCE!
African All Stars have played many festivals and concerts; here is a list of a few:
Sundiata, Bonny Lake Days, Renton River Days, Island County Fair -2 yrs., Burien Strawberry Festival, Sequim Concerts in the Park, Concerts on Angle Lake, Lakewood Summer Concerts, Fall City Days, Pine Lake Park Concerts, Evergreen State Fair -4yrs., Renton Fourth of July, Marysville Sounds of Summer Concerts, Beat Walk, Bothell Music in the Park, Northgate Family Festival, Vancouver Uptown Village Fest, Tacoma Ethnic Fest. -4yrs., Silverton Fine Arts Fest -2yrs., Proctor Arts Fest, Mercer Island Music in the Park, Evergreen State Fair- 3 yrs., Bremerton Black Berry Festival, New Castle Days, Ballard Seafood Festival, Tall Ships Tacoma, Shoreline Concerts in the Park -2yrs., Port Townsend Concerts, Crossroads Food Court, Burien Concerts in the Park, Anacortes Arts Festival, Juan De Fuca Festival of the Arts, Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival, Edmonds Arts Festival-2yrs, Cloverpark Technical College -2yrs.
Moye Kashimbi- Dance and Vocals
Zambia National Dance Troupe. Dance instructor, University of Zambia. World Tours with dance troupes, Julizya, and Amayenge, she sings in the native language of her tribe (Lenje) and dances in both traditional and modern styles; Shkakata, Maya Solea,- USA
Mohammed Shaibu - Guitar, Talking Drum and Vocals
Nigerian All Stars, I. K. Dairo, Fela Kuti - Nigeria; Shakata, Guanari Underground, Andy O Band, Jumbalassy - USA
Saeed Abbas - Congas, Talking Drum and Vocals
National Dance Ensemble, Brekete- Ghana; Obo Addy, White Rhino - USA
Abdoulaye Diabate - Guitar and Vocals
Koteba - Guinee; Nimba, Amadou Balake - Holland; Bourkina Fasso - USA
Jimmy Free - Bass and Vocals
Shakata, Andy O Band, Jumbalassy, African Roots, Sierra All Stars, Can't Stop Dancing, Trouble Boys, Mark Whitman Band, Jimmy Free and Friends, Acoustic Snacks; USA
Five African band leaders who have toured internationally with African music ensembles have settled in Seattle to form one of the hottest dance bands in the region. “African All Stars” draws upon the expertise of all its members who were born and grew up in four African nations: Ghana, Nigeria, and Guinee. They have performed and toured with many known African bands in Africa, Europe, Canada and the United States.