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Saturday, May 25, 2013
Looking for something to do tonight in Abuja? Like live music? Missed the last performance?
Well tonight's your last chance to see the 'Fuchs' (at least with these members) and your last time to see Laolu and Atta LeNell live for awhile.
The details are below. It's free. It's a chance to mingle and check out the new Casalinda.
What: Live musical performance by The Fuchs
Saturday 25 th May, doors open
7pm Where: The NEW Casalinda, 6 Tarkwa Cres, off Luanda Cres just around the corner from Exclusive stores
Hey all Everyone’s favourite expat band, The Fuchs, are back to rock the house! And this time they’ve got a host of new rock and pop songs on the set list as well as some old crowd favourites... this will be a show that you’ll be glad to be wearing your dancing shoes to!
We're also very happy to announce that we'll be the very first band playing at the NEW Casa Linda, which is just around the corner from Exclusive Stores (further directions at the bottom of this email).
Doors will open at 7pm and the band will take the stage sometime around 8.30pm. And as always, they’ll be plenty of good food and drink available for purchase plus plenty of security to make sure your dancing antics aren’t interrupted.
It’s free entry and everyone’s welcome to come along... so do bring along your friends, we’re sure you’ll all have a fantastic time and a great night out.
This show will also herald an end of an era for the band... with the imminent departure of a few of the band members this will be the last time you’ll see this current line-up including Thomas, Annemieke and Jerrod... so you’ll definitely not want to miss this gig. And don’t worry that you’ll not get your fill of The Fuchs in the future... they’ll be back in a few months time with some great new musical talent to wow the dance halls of Abuja!
And if by chance you haven’t heard of The Fuchs before (because you’re either new to town and/or have been keeping yourself locked up in your compound!), there’s further info at the bottom of this email about the band.
We look forward to seeing you all soon! The Fuchs
Directions to the NEW Casa Linda The NEW Casa Linda is just down from the entrance to Exclusive Stores. From Ademola Adetokumbo Cres, turn onto Luanda Cres and instead of immediately turning right into the driveway of Exclusive Stores, keep going to the bottom of the hill for 100m and turn onto the road on your left and Casa Linda is 200m further up on your right. Here's a map with the location marked with a green arrow:
Who are The Fuchs Abuja’s 3rd most popular expat covers band, The Fuchs, are made up of passionate and breath-takingly brilliant musicians who hail from all over the place (including The Netherlands, the UK, Australia, Germany and the US). They play a variety of music styles and some of the songs from their gigs have included “Hotel California”, “Moon-dance”, “Mr. Jones”, “Valerie”, “Mr. Brightside”, “Mad About You”, and “Your Song”, just to name a few. They have come to work and play in Abuja and while they do have fulltime jobs, they’ve put this band together purely for the love of the music... a bit of glory... and of course the groupies, which apparently they’re still waiting for!
The Fuchs – The Name Actually, interesting story behind the name... many people are not familiar with the Nth Nigerian tribal instrument, the "fuch". It is a bow-like stringed instrument, approximately 6.5ft tall. It is not an easy thing to play… it requires the player to hold the bottom of the bow with their feet and the main shaft with their hands; the actual musical sound is made by plucking the string with the mouth – only men of the tribe are allowed to play the fuch, as it is deemed “unsavoury” for women to even touch the instrument. In the hands of an amateur, the fuch sounds like the unwanted b@stard child of a castrated Justin Bieber and a cat that's had a pitcher of hot oil poured over it. But when played well, it is an amazing thing to behold, especially when you have a field of 80 tribesmen at dawn performing a tribal ballad for your very own pleasure.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The other day I had a coffee and a blueberry muffin at Café Bon. The coffee was great and the muffin was pretty good.
Nice place to sit and read the paper and enjoy coffee...
Close to NNPC station on Aminu Kano.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
What: Laolu, Atta LeNell, The Handsome Fuchs, and King Fajj
Where: Casa Linda, 8 Colorado Close, Maitama, Abuja FCT
When: Saturday May 18th, 2013
Laolu is at it again with his collaborations!
Laolu will also be performing some new never heard before songs!
Laolu and Atta LeNell are performing live with the Handsome Fuchs and Featuring King Fajj this Saturday
The Handsome Fuchs are an all expat 'oyibo' band that play a wide variety of covers and some originals. If you've never seen them or heard them live, this is your chance.
Atta LeNell is one of the best Acoustic guitarists that Abuja has to offer. Come be amazed!
T-shirts will also be for sale. If you want something special or in particular please make an advance order at firstname.lastname@example.org They are 6k each.
For further directions: Minister's Hill is the Mississippi Street part of Maitama.
From Alvan Ikoku Way, go to Thames St which is the 1st left (just after Mississippi, it will be on your first right, so pass Mississippi)while on Thames, Colorado will be on your left. It's 8 Colorado Close. Park on the Street as there's little parking inside.
e-mail with questions at email@example.com
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Please see the link for more details!
Afromysterics Presents: Laolu and Friends LIVE in Concert!
Live Performances Featuring: Laolu, Atta LeNell, Pelumi, Dayo, Sam, Debbie and more!
Come enjoy a night of Acoustic music, Art, and more!
When: Saturday May 4th, 2013
Starts at 7pm prompt
@ Casa Linda, 8 Colorado Close, Minister's Hill, Maitama, Abuja, FCT
Call 08092549901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Also featuring: PUT, Pretty Ugly Things Art and T-Shirts
See Laolu's latest video "Love Before" here: http://www.bellanaija.com/
Come on Saturday to see the Live Acoustic version featuring Atta LeNell
A little bit about Laolu:
Laolu Senbanjo is the creator of ‘Afromysterics’ style of art. This brain child of his was created in 2007 It transcends Art mediums and is also expression of the thoughts and mysteries into music, vocals, and sounds.
A self-taught visual artist (who’s preferred medium is charcoal, but not exclusively), singer-songwriter, and guitarist was born to Yoruba Parents in Ilorin, Nigeria in the early 1980’s. He is influenced by the likes of Fela Kuti, Sade, Sunny Ade and Twin Seven Seven.
He describes ‘Afromysterics’ as the mysteries of the African thought pattern.
Laolu’s passions are divided equally between his true loves of music and art. He oftens sings about his art or vice-versa, creates art based on a song.
His art is a visual narrative in the traditional African way, as it always tells a story. His current hit songs are 'flowers' and 'love before'
Laolu is also a practicing Human Rights Lawyer
follow him on twitter: @laolusenbanjo
About Atta LeNell: Atta is an incredible pianist and guitarist. Recently he has opened his own production studio in Maitama, Abuja. Also, he's working on his own debut album that will be coming out soon.