Yaw Asumadu and his 8 piece Afrofunk band Ozi Ozaa are bringing their delicious original set and Afrobeat favourites to the dancefloor at Our Place
Support from DJ Mikey who will be bringing tasty Afrobeat cuts until late. Come and dance, sing and smile on the 19th of November at 8 pm until 11
$20 per ticket at door
"A joyful and jaw-dropping fusion of afro-grooves and jazz that hits you like a burst of sonic sunshine" Phil Jackson, BBC specialist music presenter describing Yaw Asumadu
Yaw Asumadu is a master drummer, composer, African flautist, bass guitarist and xylophone player. Born in Ghana, Yaw started playing drums at a young age and was taught Atentenben Flute and music theory by Nana Danso. He worked with the Ghanian Pan African Orchestra for 12 years as master drummer and assistant conductor touring the United States, Canada, Europe, South and West Africa. In 1992 Yaw appeared on Stevie Wonder’s workshop demo in Ghana. Yaw later moved to London in 1999 and worked/toured with Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble as a master drummer and composer for five years. Yaw has performed with Andy Summers, Oren Marshall, Michael Jackson, Tunde Jegede, Annie Whitehead, Angelique Kidgo and the Kakatshitshi drumming group from Ghana. In 2004 Yaw toured with Wole Soyinka's 'The Lion and the Jewel'. Yaw is also skille
d in making traditional African drums. In 2008 Yaw formed Ozi Ozaa a highlife Afrobeat band in London. In 2018 Yaw moved with his Kiwi partner and family to NZ and after meeting Tauranga based guitarist Tristan Hancock has formed a new band to play his music. Ozi Ozaa is a nine-piece band packed full of funk & jazz with sweet highlife and traditional African rhythms with members who have previously played in Kiwi acts such as Batucada Sound Machine, The Jews Brothers Band, Mamaku Project, The Scribes of Ra, Ijebu Pleasure Club and many others.