Gypsy Sally's Presents
Elikeh, The Dave Kline Band
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
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.
Elikeh recently released a new album Between 2 Worlds featuring the Malian guitarist, Vieux Farka Toure and John Kadlecik, lead Guitarist of Furthur. In recent months, Elikeh has performed with Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Vieux Farka Toure, Bombino, John Kadlecik of Furthur and Dark Star Orchestra.
The Dave Kline Band
A transplanted Brit, Dave Kline has shared the stage with Chick Corea and Dwight Yoakam in coast to coast performances.
Multi-Grammy winner Chick Corea had this to say: “Great music, man! Love the new CD ... Great tunes and such warm renditions. I love your musical universe … it's so fresh and creative and so Dave. Good luck with this and keep the music fires burning bright. You know why? Simply because you can! And do it so well.”
Not your usual violin music, the Dave Kline Band fuses contemporary sounds - rock, funk, jazz, blues, folk with music from timeless cultures of the world such as Caribbean, Latin, European, Middle Eastern, Celtic and African. With warp drive combustion the high energy original instrumentals are constantly innovating and improvising.
Dave Kline on electric violin and acoustic guitar. Fernando Mojica on electric guitar bringing soul and string wizardry. From Senegal, Etu Dieng on bass, adds African and western sounds to the mix. Jon Laine on drums has performed with artists such as Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.
Advance $15/ Day of Show $17+fees