The Weekend Update (WU)
Featured Artist: Baoku Moses
Baoku Moses is a multi-talented musician and dancer best known in town for his Afro-Beat band, The Image. This impressive 13-member ensemble plays music akin to Fela Kuti, with a musical message of peace and harmony. Baoku is from Nigeria and infuses his Yoruba culture into his art, incorporating traditional bata and talking drums as well as djembe and Senegalese bottom drums in his music.
Baoku and The Image Afro-Beat band play groovable, jazzy dance music with a full-bodied rhythm section and an incredible horn lineup. They have performed at many high-profile shows in town, such as Celebrate as One Festival and World Music Fest. You can catch them this Saturday at Taza (see below).
Friday Jan 9: If you have never been to a Contemporary Dance Theatre performance at College Hill Town Hall, you’ve been missing out! There’s a chance to make up for it this weekend – they are partnering up with the inaugural 2009 Performance & Time Art series to present seven budding performers in a multi-media explosion. Called Live Art Collision, the show features drama, dance, poetry, visual art, and new music. Admission at the door: $12, $8 students and seniors. 8 p.m. at 1805 Larch Avenue, 45224. Info: 513-591-1222 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday Jan 10: Baoku and The Image Afro-Beat Band have their housewarming at their new house gig at Taza. This band brings the sounds of Africa to melt the winter chill. The show goes from 8-11:30 p.m. at Taza, 2900 Jefferson, 45220. $5 cover. Info: 513-386-9910.
Sunday Jan 11: Spice up your Sunday with a little Latin flavor at the Cincinnati Art Museum! Poco Loco, a local Latin Jazz band, will be performing in the Great Hall – a fun soundtrack to art appreciation. 2-3 p.m. at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr. 45202. More info on Poco Loco is available on their website and myspace.