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Afrocentric Details


Triple Door

Every Thursday
9:00 PM

a rotating cast of live musicians and Djs with a focus on the riddims, beats and sonic scapes of Africa and beyond.

Ghanaian-born Mohammed Shaibu leads his Seattle-based band, Soyaya, with virtuoso acoustic guitar, dynamic talking drum, and endearing vocals. The name “Soyaya” means “affection” in the Hausa language of West Africa.

The music of Soyaya is a combination of Highlife, Palm Wine, and indigenous Rhythm and Blues.Backing Mohammed are Caxambu from Brazil on percussion and vocals, Etienne Cakpo from Benin on percussion and dance, and Thierno Diop from Senegal on percussion and vocals.