Electronic Press Kit for
Onye and the Messengers
Onye and The Messengers are a fabulous
Afro World Beat Band!
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, www.KSJD.org 90.5fm
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
NEW YEAR’S EVE, Redwood Cafe, Cotati, CA
DEYOUNG MUSEUM, San Francisco, CA
OCCIDENTAL ART CENTER, Occidental, CA
PEACETOWN CONCERTS, Sebastopol, CA
ARLENE FRANCIS CENTER, Santa Rosa, CA
SANTA ROSA REC. DEPT., Santa Rosa, CA
MARIN FARMERS MARKET, San Rafael, CA
APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, Sebastopol, CA
MLK CELEBRATIONS, San Leandro, CA
IPA FIRE BENEFIT CONCERT, Petaluma, CA
HOP MONK TAVERN, Novato, CA
SANTA ROSA FARMERS MKT., Santa Rosa, CA
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
4th St. downtown, Santa Rosa, CA
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
Village Rhythms, PO Box 4365,
Santa Rosa, CA 95402.
Onye Onyemaechi 707 528-4458 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Escalera 707 536-6215 email@example.com
Cricket Seagull 707 823-8405 firstname.lastname@example.org