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African Showboyz , Kutapira, Sambata, Marc Fournier , Heru Cha

Mon. July 29th 2013 Fortune Sound Club Vancouver BC $12

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African Showboyz , Kutapira, Sambata, Marc Fournier , Heru Cha

AFRICAN SHOWBOYZ Napoleon, Joseph, Moses, Isaac and JJ Sabbah, all brothers,...
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Mon. July 29th 2013 Fortune Sound Club (No Minors)
10:00pm - 1:00pm  Doors at: 10:00pm $12


African Showboyz
Afro-Cuban/West African rhythms from Vancouver BC
Available for Shows/Gigs
from Vancouver BC
Marc Fournier
Heru Cha

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Fortune Sound Club
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Napoleon, Joseph, Moses, Isaac and JJ Sabbah, all brothers, are the African Showboyz. The boyz were born and raised in Binaba, a small village in the north east region of Ghana, West Africa.

In Binaba, it is the way of the village for the men to marry multiple wives. The Showboyz are born from the same mother and the same father, though collectively there are 54 children from their father descent. Napoleon, the elder of the brothers, received a vision from his grandfather named Apabum Abugri during a juju practice at a very young age. He was to embark on a world journey in effort to bring recognition to the suffrage of the African people and feed his ever-growing family. Napo engaged Joseph, next of kin; his “backbone’’ and they made instruments from thigh bones and hides of village kills that had been given to the chief’s palace. Isaac was taught village dances to accompany Napoleon’s kone and Joseph’s siyak, and in 1983 the three Sabbah’s children set out on two bicycles to play for neighboring villages. In 1987, Isaac learned the bind douk and JJ and Moses were added, playing the bin bill and tonton sanson, and the African Showboyz emerged as Africa’s pentacle of conscious musicians. They began touring neighboring countries and performed before enthusiastic audiences in Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroun, Niger, Senegal, Burkina Fasso, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Libya, and Cote d’ Ivoire, while collaborating with Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Alpha Blondy, Freddie Meiwey, Ras Kimono and Steve Wonder. It is fascinating to note that while touring in Africa, the brothers carried no documentation but simply performed for immigration officials at the borders and were permitted access.

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African Rhythms Radio

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