ELIKEH – 10PM
EDY BLU – 9PM
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR CASH OR CREDIT WITH NO ADDITIONAL SERVICE FEES
BAR OPENS FOR FOOD & DRINK AT 6PM
Hailing from Washington, D.C, Elikeh’s music is often classified as Afropop, as it draws on the musical influence of the West Coast of Africa, blending Togolese rhythms and global themes with rock, funk, as well as jazz to create a danceable sound that is completely their own. “Although based in …indigenous traditions, Elikeh’s music has no borders, exploring global themes and personal odysseys.”
The group’s leader, Massama Dogo, was born in Togo and developed his singing and songwriting ability performing with several local bands. He also acted as musical director of the University band in Togo.
The band released Adje! Adje! in 2010. The band considered that album as their very first even though Massama Dogo put out the album Nyade in 2007 under the name Elikeh. In 2012 the band released Between 2 Worlds featuring the Malian guitarist, Vieux Farka Toure and John Kadlecik, lead Guitarist of Furthur, and Dark Star Orchestra.