Village Rhythms

Together We Celebrate Life!

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About the Band

Onye and the Messengers

Onye and The Messengers is a Sonoma County based Afro World Beat Band inspired by renowned Nigerian master percussionist and performer Onye Onyemaechi. The band is a primal Afro Beat Band that finds its roots in the spirit of ancient Africa, re-creating the tribal world village celebration of body and soul. The band music is a combination of electrifying influences of African rhythms, funky blues and jazz, reggae, rock and world music.
The rhythm of the music is heavenly polyrhythmic, and the vocals can range from traditional call-and-response, chanting styles and wailing melody lines associated with funk and soul music. The Messengers can perform nationally and internationally for any entertainment events including festivals, corporate functions, universities, concerts and wineries.

Onye and the Messengers captivate crowds and move people's souls with their Afro tribal beats and earth bound rhythms.
Dawn Bruchez (DJ Lilly)
World Vibrations,

Mind expanding! Onye and The Messengers embody music with truth and passion, with rhythms that heal and transform, making every performance a soulful and celebratory experience.
Michael Rothenberg, 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Download Onye + Messengers Flyer
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I experienced dancing in joy and ecstasy to Onye Onyemaechi Band, an international treasure but a jewel in Sonoma County who shares authentic African music and spirituality. Debra Guisti
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Scheduled Appearances:  2018

Railroad Square Music Festival
Sunday, June 10, 1:30pm
4th and Davis in Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market
Wednesday, August 8

6:00 pm
4th St. downtown, Santa Rosa, CA

Redwood Cafe
Friday, August 10, 8pm
8240 Old Redwood Hwy,
Cotati, CA 94931 (707) 795-7868

Sebastopol Center For The Arts
Saturday, September 1
282 S. High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
707 829-4797

For Booking contact:

Onye Onyemaechi

Village Rhythms, PO Box 4365, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

Onye Onyemaechi 707 528-4458
Mark Escalera 707 536-6215
Cricket Seagull 707 823-8405
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Onye and the Massengers at Downtown San Rafael Farmers Market, featured in "Editor's Choice" edition of Marin Magazine.
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