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      September 18, 2012 - September 19, 2012

       

      2033 Sixth Avenue
      Seattle, Washington 98101

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      The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes the world fusion of Freshlyground, touring in support of their most recent release, Radio Africa. Band members are Zolani Mahola (vocals), Kyla-Rose Smith (violin/vocals), Julio Sigauque (electric and acoustic guitar), Seredeal Scheepers (keyboard/percussion), Simon Attwell (flute, mbira, sax and harmonica), Peter Cohen (drums) and Josh Hawks (bass/vocals). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors at 6pm Tuesday and 5:30pm Wednesday.

      Freshlyground is known for mixing indigenous African sounds and contemporary urban styles in new ways. The band's newest direction, Radio Africa (2010), is very different from their previous offerings, Ma Cherie (2008) and Nomvula (2006). Freshlyground incorporates elements of traditional South African music (such as kwela and African folk) as well as the familiar sounds of indie rock on the 11-track album, which has been received very well internationally and in the U.S.

      Freshlyground formed in early 2002 and is made up of seven talented and diverse musicians from South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, the band's members weave a musical magic that is highly infectious and undeniably groovy. They exude a live performance energy that has been the bedrock of their success. In 2003 Freshlyground launched their debut album, Jika Jika, the immediate success of which firmly cemented the band as one of South Africa's most successful young acts.

      In February 2010, the band was selected to co-perform in the Official Song for the 2010 World Cup. Entitled "Waka Waka-This Time For Africa," the song is featured on Listen Up: The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Albumâ„¢ and is a collaboration with Colombian superstar Shakira. Freshlyground performed "Waka Waka" live at the FIFA Kickoff Concert and the Word Cup Final game between Spain and the Netherlands, which was broadcast to over a billion people worldwide. "Waka Waka" has sold well over 3 million singles and reached number #1 on several charts worldwide. The song is the most successful anthem in the history of the FIFA World Cup and has introduced Freshlyground and their music to a host of new fans across the globe.



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