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

Posted by Abbas on September 1, 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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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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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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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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9/27/07 Flyers – Oak Harbor, WA

Posted by Abbas on September 26, 2007

Sept 27, 2007 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Flyers
32295 SR 20
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
(360) 675-5858
http://www.eatatflyers.com

Join Saeed and other musicians for an Oktoberfest evening!

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9/16/07 HIDMO Eritrean Restaurant – Seattle, WA

Posted by Abbas on September 12, 2007

Sept 16, 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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8/25/07 Drum & Dance: Port Townsend, WA

Posted by Abbas on July 5, 2007

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Aug 25, 7-10pm

Master drummer Saeed Abbas & the Gye Nyame Ensemble will be performing in downtown Port Townsend, Washington on 8/25/07. Join us for a high-energy evening of drum and dance with these incredible performers. Gye Nyame Ensemble will include West African drummers Saeed Abbas (Ghana), Karim Koumbassa (Guinea), Yaw (Ghana) plus Wade Wilcox (Whidbey). Port Townsend’s Village Drummers and Dancers will also be performing. Support these amazing drummers and artists ~ come dance to the rhythms and experience this cultural treat!

BUY TICKETS ONLINE »
Tickets by phone: 800-838-3006
(a fair trade ticketing service)

Saeed Abbas, Karim Koumbassa and others

Tickets also available in Port Townsend at Quimper Sound, The Next Page and Wild Sage. Tickets may still be available at the door but order early, capacity is limited.

General Admission
$18 – Adults
$13 – Youth (12-18)
Kids under 12 FREE!

Saturday, Aug 25, 2007 @ 7:00PM
American Legion Hall
209 Monroe Street [map]
(corner Monroe and Water St)
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Infoline: info@nxpage.com

Event Sponsors and Promoters
The Next Page – www.nxpage.com
Wild Sage – www.wildsageteas.com

Accommodations & things to do
Check out the Port Townsend Guide www.ptguide.com

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