Please note: We regret to inform you that last week we received the news that King Sunny Adé canceled his North American tour.
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 PM.
Since the evolution of jùjú music in Nigeria in the 1930s, no one has made a more lasting impact in the genre than King Sunny Adé.
As a singer, composer, and guitarist, this pioneer of modern world music has succeeded in taking Nigerian social music to international heights. Adé formed his first band in 1967 and has been in the limelight in Nigeria ever since. Singing in his native Yorùbá language, Adé went on to define the terms “Afropop” and “World Beat” and to open the door to the West for other African musicians. King Sunny Adé & His African Beats last toured North America in 2005. He will lay down his trademark mix of talking drum-driven grooves, multi-guitar weaves, lilting vocal harmonies, and pedal steel guitar accents, taking the audiences on an intoxicating journey.
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