Save the date! This is gonna be one fun evening...
Music Magique Promotions presents virtuoso bassist from Cameroon, ANDRE MANGA who's just off tour with Josh Groban & ready to take Venice by surprise. This show will feature his awesome band and they will be playing tunes off his new CD, VOYAGES, which he also produced.
Andre Manga – bass, vocals
Matt Rohde (American Idol) - keyboards
Tariqh Akoni (Josh Groban, Christina Aguilera) - guitars
Raul Pineda (Chucho Valdes, Lao Tizer) – drums
Pete Korpola (Josh Groban) – percussion
Katisse Buckingham – (Yellowjackets, Herbie Hancock, Prince) - saxophone
Opening the evening will be the fantastic KARA MACK.
Tickets: $15 or $20 includes a CD.
More info: Andre’s musical talent earned him an international reputation as one of the best bass players around. He has shared his talent with such illustrious musicians as David Zasloff, Marc Antoine, Andrae Crouch, Donny McClurkin, The Temptations, Patrice Rushen, Boys2Men, All4one, Chaka Khan, Peter White, Rick Brown, Howard Hewett, Jonathan Butler, Ashley Maher, Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Kevin Peter Jones, Ziggy Marley, John Barnes, Andrea Boccelli, Josh Groban, and the list goes on. Andre toured the world with Grammy-Nominated singing diva, Angelique Kidjo as her Musical Director and bass player. Andre was also responsible for assembling the musicians for Paul Simon's album, RHYTHM OF THE SAINTS. He played with Manu Dibango, Youssou N'dour and Salif Keita and worked on Dibango’s star-studded album, WAKAFIKA, which featured King Sunny Ade, Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sinead O’Connor, and several other world music luminaries.
Having journeyed from the core of Africa, through the capitals of Europe, into the glamour of America’s calling, Andre is finalizing his interpretation of this musical journey that surely makes his mentor proud, reflecting on the richness of his roots, and breathing the freedom of each note as it harmonizes life to the tune of his music, creating his own sound. www.andremanga.com
KARA MACK is a young girl with an old soul, who always captivates her audience. Her music combines West African, Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban flavors that will take you from America to the African Diaspora & back to West Africa. Kara recently released her first single, "A Negroe's Spiritual" from her upcoming debut album with the same name. She’s an accomplished singer/songwriter, choreographer, teacher & top African dancer who owns the stage and mesmerizes crowds with infectious natural joy and down-to-earth charisma. www.karamack.net
Kara Mack – lead vocals; Cedric Lilley – keys; Sam Wright – guitar; Dani Lunn – bass; Kahlil Cummings – percussion; Kurt Marshall – drums
The Talking Stick has a cool vibe. It’s relaxed, intimate and allows for spontaneity. Try a gourmet coffee, Chai latte, smoothie or a dessert & if you come hungry there are great reasonably priced salads, sandwiches and hummus & pita to snack on.
$8 corking fee per bottle of wine.Free parking; family friendly 310.450.6052 www.thetalkingstick.net