Saturday, December 5th at 8PM
Featuring Manu Dibango, Ben L'Oncle Soul and Monophonics, and Les Nubians
Hosted by Les Nubians
In our interconnected global village, the soul of today’s musical soupcon is rooted in the multiple strands of the African diaspora. This weekend celebrates Africa’s gift of soul and its musical manifestations throughout the Americas and France. Featured artists include: legendary Cameroon saxophonist, Manu Dibango, best known for his hit "Soul Makossa;" French soul superstar Ben l'Oncle Soul performing with San Francisco's foremost retro-soul group, Monophonics and Les Nubians, the Grammy-nominated duo whose unique mix of neo-soul, hip-hop and African music is epitomized in their most recent hit, Nü Revolution.
This weekend of events celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the Jazz Á Vienne Festival. Founded in 1980, Jazz à Vienne is one of the world’s premiere music festivals. This annual, three week festival stretches from mid June to July and features a mix of gospel, soul, funk, blues, groove and, of course, jazz. In July 2014, the Festival celebrated the Apollo Theater’s 80th anniversary in its 7,500 seat Roman amphitheater.