Jewel Ackah / Adam Solomon Trio

Batuki Music Society presentsa Back-To-School Special Double Bill
Highlife legend
JEWEL ACKAH
“The Professor”
ADAM SOLOMON TRIO
Thursday, AUGUST 29, 2013
entry 7:00 PM | show 8:30 PM
online ADV $10 | door $15
 Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St W, Toronto
reserve for dinner to guarantee seating *

* Please note: a dinner reservation does not ‘reserve’ a ticket at the advance price. Please purchase online separately.

jewel-afrofest JEWEL ACKAH, who hails from Ghana’s western Nzima region, began his career with C.K Mann’s group in 1967 and then moved on to a succession of bands: Ebo Taylor and the Railway Band, the El Dorados (of the Aboso Glass Factory) and the Lantics, the resident band of the Atlantic Hotel in Takoradi. In 1973 he joined A.B. Crentsil’s Sweet Talks, in Tema, and then in 1985-6, the TalkativesJewel formed his own Butterfly Six in 1988 and signed up with the local Megastar label in 1995. Later Jewel began releasing gospel albums such as ‘Me Su Fre Wo’ in 1994 and ‘Ahwereshow’ in 1995. Over the years he has released twenty albums.source: John Collins Highlife Time

backing Jewel are members of Toronto’s own champion of Highlife, Afrafranto, including his son, Kofi Ackah.

pictured left: at Afrofest in Toronto, July 2013.
(photo: Bill Gordon)

opening: African Blues and Jazz…The ADAM SOLOMON TRIO
features Adam Solomon on guitar and vocals, bassist Conrad Henderson and Phil Caffery on drums.
“The Professor” Adam Solomon performs as a blues soloist as well as with his band Tikisa, creating a unique sound that combines traditional and modern coastal East African rhythms, fiesta, rumba, soukous, makossa and highlife music. He has released three CDs, Safari, Mti Wa Maisha and Rocket Express II: African Renaissance Blues. Adam Solomon is also a member of the Juno award-winning African Guitar Summit.

Conrad Henderson, a music educator from Melbourne Australia, plays acoustic and electric bass. He is adept in many styles including jazz, Latin, African, Caribbean, R’nB and funk.

Phil Caffery is new to Toronto, moving from Providence, Rhode Island, where he taught drums and performed regularly in clubs throughout New England. He was trained in jazz and performed in concert bands and in pit orchestras for numerous theater productions.

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Batuki Music Society gratefully acknowledges the support of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council

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