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Band/Artist Name: Elikeh
Recommended if you like: I don't think we sound like any big name popular band. We're a unique blend of West African traditional, funk, rock, jazz and blues. If you want a band we emulate - Osibisa.
Band Members: Massama - guitar
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : DC - Petworth
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: No matter where we play in DC - neighborhood, venue, etc.. - with mixed demographics we always get people dancing and having a good time. We believe DC is the perfect spot for the blend of styles and members we have in our group.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Elikeh uses elements of Togolese rhythms as a foundation for exploration into American-influenced blues, funk and rock to produce captivating Afro-pop tunes that are as listenable as they are danceable. Although based in indigenous traditions, Elikeh’s music has no borders, exploring global themes and personal odysseys.
The group’s leader, Massama Dogo, was born in Togo and developed his singing and songwriting ability performing with several local bands. He also acted as musical director of the University Orchestra in Togo.
Official Website URL: http://www.elikeh.com/
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/ElikehAfropop
Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/artist/2HULOj9TBMNEAji0thvZez
Main Genre: World
Other Genres: West African traditional, funk, rock, jazz, blues