Sunday June 02, 2013
Washington DC pays tribute to Nigerian Novelist,
Critic and Political Activist, Chinua Achebe at the Mellon Auditorium. We were a last minute addition to the festivities, and are grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of such a special way to celebrate Professor Achebe's life with his family, peers, friends and dignitaries from around the world. The event was hosted by Johnetta Cole, former President of Spelman &
"An evocative Arts exhibition featuring Obiora Udechukwu and other
artists, as well as a reception began the celebrations. While the
background Afro-beat music of Eme and Heteru electrified the audience.
Other musical and dance acts of the evening for Achebe's celebration
were the riveting Igbo masquerade dancers, such as "Oja (Ojii) Onu"
"Aga ba Masquerade, and "Ijele Masquerade, who performed to honor the
dead, a person they believed lived in "immortal state" in spiritual
world. " - Huffington Post
Our music continues to attract and interest audiences from all walks of life, and as we deepen our connections in the community, we find ourselves able to unite people of all races, creeds and beliefs.
In addition to performing on several occasions at the Smithsonian's African Museum's "Africa Underground", the band enjoys multi-cultural appeal with invitations to performances at the Bob Marley Tribute in Wilmington, Delaware, The Shrine in NYC, City Club of Washington and many more such eclectic venues.
Recently, we were featured on Inspiration and Motivation Expert,Olive Guillais-Lazure's radio show, 'Powordful', which is broadcast to thousands of listeners in the UK. We are told this particular show received one of the highest number of downloads from the show's audience. Our family of friends continues to grow and we are exceited to get out there to meet all of you. We love YOU and we enjoy your comments and have selected a few below to share: