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King Sunny Ade and His African Beats

Music
Thursday, April 20
8 pm Cancelled
Wisconsin Union Theater | Shannon Hall
Cost: 28.00 | Ticket Policies: Youth (up to 18 yrs old). Tickets must be purchased at the same time as regular priced GP, Union Member or UW Fac Staff or UW Madison Student Ticket. Limited to 2 per regular priced ticket. Student ID may be required when presenting ticket at entrance.
General Public: $34, UW Student: $10, Union Member/Non UW Student: $28, Youth: $18, UW Faculty & Staff: $30
Named the "king of juju music," he’s one of music’s greatest influences today.

Classified as one of the most influential musicians of all time, King Sunny Ade is a Nigerian pioneer of modern world music. He is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who has been dubbed the "king of juju music." He began touring in the 1960's, and eventually formed his own record label and released hundreds of songs in Nigeria that caught wind in the west in the 1980's. He became a global success, and his newly formed band began performing in America, attracting audiences all across the nation. 

His early success helped him create thousands of jobs and the King Sunny Ade Foundation that aids young musicians in kick-starting their careers. He is currently the chairperson of the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria, and he has been featured in three films. Two of his songs made it into Billboard's top 200 list. 

MUSIC LINKS, NEWS, REVIEWS, & MORE: Wikipedia, AllMusic.com, AfricanMusic.org, Rollingstone.com


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Classified as one of the most influential musicians of all time, King Sunny Ade is a Nigerian pioneer of modern world music. He is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who has been dubbed the "king of juju music." He began touring in the 1960's, and eventually formed his own record label and released hundreds of songs in Nigeria that caught wind in the west in the 1980's. He became a global success, and his newly formed band began performing in America, attracting audiences all across the nation. 

His early success helped him create thousands of jobs and the King Sunny Ade Foundation that aids young musicians in kick-starting their careers. He is currently the chairperson of the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria, and he has been featured in three films. Two of his songs made it into Billboard's top 200 list. 

MUSIC LINKS, NEWS, REVIEWS, & MORE: Wikipedia, AllMusic.com, AfricanMusic.org, Rollingstone.com


If you like King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, you may also enjoy Blind Boys of Alabama with Liz Vice and Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma


VIDEOS:

 

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