Village Rhythms

Together We Celebrate Life!

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About the Band

Onye and the Messengers

Onye and The Messengers are fabulous Afro World Beat Band! Under the inspiration of renowned Nigerian master percussionist and performer/author, Onye Onyemaechi, amazingly diverse professional musicians collaborate, compose and play music that is a joyful celebration of body and soul.

The sensational Horn Section of The Messengers includes John Kadyk on Tenor Saxophone and Steel Pan, and Cricket Seagull on Flute, Baritone Sax and Tenor Saxophone. The dynamic Rhythm Section includes Wendell Rand on Bass Guitar, Joel Bennett on Keyboard, Gregg Dessen on lead and rhythm Guitar and Mark Escalera on Drum Set.

With an electrifying blend of influences ranging from Afro Rhythms, Funk, Jazz, Rock and World 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

Sunday Feb. 25
Purim Unmasked, SF

 California St., San Francisco, CA 94118
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco 

Thursday, March 1
7:30-10:30 pm
The Big Easy
128 American Alley, Petaluma, CA 94952

Wednesday, August 8
6:00 pm

Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market
4th St. downtown, Santa Rosa, 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
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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