Village Rhythms

Together We Celebrate Life!

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About the Band

Onye and the Messengers

Onye and The Messengers is a Northern California 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

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

Sunday, June 10 - 12 – Noon to 1:00 pm
Railroad Square Music Festival – Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, CA

Thursday, July 26 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Rafael Farmers Market – San Rafael, CA

Sunday, July 29 – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Live At Julliard – Julliard Park, Santa Rosa, CA

Wednesday, Aug 8 – 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market – Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, CA

Friday, Aug 10 – 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Redwood Café – Cotati, CA

Sunday, Aug 19 – 6:30 pm
FENIX – 919 4th St., San Rafael, CA

Saturday, Sept. 1 – 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sebastopol Center For The Arts, Sebastopol, CA

Sunday, Oct. 7 – 5:00 pm
Red Brick Restaurant, 101 2nd St., Petaluma, CA

For Booking contact:

Onye Onyemaechi

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

Onye Onyemaechi 707 528-4458
Mark Escalera 707 536-6215
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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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