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Sept 1-Stonington Opera House Arts w/Akwaaba, Stonington, Maine

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July 17-Shalupe Foundation 1st Annual African Festival of Boston w/ Akwaaba, Boston City Hall

Posted by Abbas on July 17, 2010

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June 26-African Festival Lowell, Lowell,MA

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June 19 River St Festival w/Taina Asili y Bande Rebelde,Troy, NY

Posted by Abbas on June 19, 2010

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6/15/10 Saeed performs with Akwaaba Ensemble for the New Hampshire Charitable Fund, 700 Elm St. Manchester, NH 4:45-7pm

Posted by Abbas on June 15, 2010

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June 14-Capitol Pride 2010, with Taina Asili Albany, NY

Posted by Abbas on June 14, 2010

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June 12-Boston Children’s Museum-celebration of 2010 World Cup Soccer

Posted by Abbas on June 12, 2010

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May 5-6 Saeed Abbas & Theo Martey to teach at Lyme Elementary School, Lyme NH as Artists in Residence

Posted by Abbas on May 6, 2010

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May 5-6, 2010 Artist-in-Residence w/Theo Martey at Lyme Elementary School, Lyme, NH

Posted by Abbas on April 25, 2010

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April 2010 10 City US Tour w/Taina Asili & Bande Rebelde

Posted by Abbas on April 25, 2010

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Saeed Abbas completes US Tour w/Taina Asili y Bande Rebelde

Posted by Abbas on April 25, 2010

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8/22/09 African-Caribbean Festival

Posted by Abbas on August 6, 2009

Aug 22, 2009 / 4:00pm

African-Caribbean Festival
Manchester, New Hampshire

Saeed will perform with the group Akwaaba at 4:00 PM during the African-Caribbean Festival Manchester, New Hampshire.

The 9th Annual African/Caribbean Celebration will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire (Merrimack & Elm Streets) on Aug 22 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. This unique, annual, city-wide event will feature food, dance, and music from throughout the Caribbean and African world.

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8/2/09 Black Women’s Arts Festival

Posted by Abbas on August 1, 2009

Aug 2, 2009 / 6pm – 10pm

Black Women’s Arts Festival 2009
401 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA
www.tainaasili.com

Saeed will perform with Taina Asili y la Bande Rebelde for the closing ceremony of the Black Women’s Arts Festival 2009

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7/18/09 Providence Summer Festival

Posted by Abbas on July 14, 2009

Jul 18, 2009 / 2:00pm

Providence Summer Festival
Providence, Rhode Island

Saeed will perform at the Providence Summer Festival with Akwaaba at 2 pm in Providence, Rhode Island

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5/30/08 Abbas & Gye Nyame Ensemble – Mt Vernon, WA

Posted by Abbas on April 12, 2008

Saeed Abbas performingMay 30, 2008 – 7:00 PM

Lincoln Theatre – Mt Vernon, WA
www.lincolntheatre.org

$15 general
$8 children/seniors
$1 member discount
Reserved seating

Join Saeed Abbas and the Gye Nyame Ensemble for a high-energy evening! Fresh from their performance at Northwest Folklife in Seattle, this energetic, electrifying group honors the authentic integrity of West African cultural arts, bringing the music and dance of Ghana to people of all ages. Through talking drums and colorfully costumed dancers, you’ll experience the intoxicating rhythm of far away Africa.

The group is led by Saeed Abbas, who learned his art while still a child from his grandfather and the elders of the Hausa tribe in Ghana. At the young age of 19 he became Master Drummer of Ghana’s National Dance Ensemble, performing all over the world before such famous audiences as the Queen of England and U.S. President Bill Clinton.

“Joy and passion ring out in powerful and breathtaking percussion.” CD Baby

www.lincolntheatre.org

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12/1/07 Fez Ballroom – Portland, OR

Posted by Abbas on November 11, 2007

Dec 1, 2007 – 9:00pm
Jujuba
Aphrodesia & Jujuba
The Fez Ballroom
316 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR
503-221-7262

The Fez Ballroom

The Afrobeat mothership will most definitely land in Portland on December 1st. Saeed will be performing with long-time friends Jujuba, as they deliver their funky, danceable style of Nigerian Afrobeat and Juju music … an energetic cohesion between percussion, rhythm and horns.

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11/8/07 Gye Nyame Ensemble – Seattle, WA

Posted by Abbas on November 11, 2007

Nov 18, 2007 / 8:00pm -10:00pm

HIDMO Eritrean Restaurant
2000 S. Jackson St.
206-329-1534

Master drummer Saeed Abbas & the Gye Nyame Ensemble will be performing. Join us for a high-energy evening of drum and dance with these incredible performers!

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10/28/07 HIDMO Eritrean Restaurant – Seattle, WA

Posted by Abbas on October 18, 2007

Oct 28, 2007 / 8:00pm -10:00pm
FREE (donations welcome)

HIDMO Eritrean Restaurant
2000 S. Jackson St.
206-329-1534

Saeed will be performing the music of West Africa with Mohammed Shaibu (Ghana) on vocals, guitar, and talking drum, plus some of your other favorite performers. This group always brings some high-energy sounds and surprises to HIDMO.

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10/26/07 Vancouver Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Posted by Abbas on September 27, 2007

Oct 26 and 27, 2007

Vancouver Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Vancity Theatre – 181 Seymour St – Vancouver, BC

Opening Ceremonies kick off with a vibrant performance by master drummer Saeed Abbas from the Hausa tribe in Ghana! But that’s just the warm up to an unforgettable, interactive session with the Vancouver branch of South Africa’s The Drum Café. With a drum for every pair of hands in the participating audience and a tight group of passionate percussionists to back him up, Cape Town-originating Munkie Ncapayi will “unite, uplift and inspire” one breath-taking beat at a time. Support these amazing drummers and artists ~ come dance to the rhythms and experience this cultural treat!


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9/29/07 Babalu – Seattle, WA

Posted by Abbas on September 26, 2007

Sept 29, 2007 / 8:00pm -10:00pm

Babalu
1723 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-4500

Saeed will be performing the music of West Africa with Mohammed Shaibu (Ghana) on vocals, guitar, and talking drum. Join us for a high energy evening!

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