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Bring Onye Onyemaechi, world-renowned master drummer and facilitator of rhythm music celebrations to your special events.

African Sounds of Onye Onyemaechi

Onye Onyemaechi, world renowned African master percussionist, is a celebrated recording artist, performer and virtuoso of African music who brings a powerful experience to audiences across the USA and Europe. The result is an electric musical feast uplifting the human spirit into a joyful buoyant union of body and soul.

He creates original compositions that blend traditional rhythms with innovative and contemporary music influences. Onye's vision is to foster passion, love and celebration through his music. His emphasis is to bring positive energy and shift consciousness for personal and societal transformation. Currently, he performs solo, with small ensembles and leading Onye and the Messengers, a eight-piece Afro-beat world band fusing African music with reggae, funk and Jazz.

Onye was a composer and producer of the original Endorfun video game. His O band and sound track music was featured in Billboard magazine. De Young Museum commissioned Onye Onyemaechi to perform at the Cultural Encounter and to dedicate their African collections. Also, he has presented and lectured at the de Young Museum using his own private African art collections. He has been featured on the NBC TV affiliated program Coming Together and the video film documentaries: Of sound and Healing, Search For spirituality, and the Wisdom Channel.

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