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Fridays at the Hood Presents Onye & The Messengers

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Onye is a celebrated world percussionist, composer, and producer and has recorded music for interactive video games called Endorfun and numerous CDs. He has been featured on NBC TV affiliate program Coming Together and the video and film documentaries: Of Sound & Healing, Search for Spirituality, and as well as the Wisdom Channel.

Performing in the U.S. since the early 1980’s, Onye has been featured in Billboard Magazine as musical director of the ‘O Band’, Artistic Director and Business Manager of his own performance company, The Igbote Ethnic Ensemble, and performed on numerous radio shows nationwide. His major performances include the original First Night Boston, Cambridge Arts Festival, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Statue of Liberty Bicentennial Celebration (with his Igbote Dance Ensemble), and Harvard University Cultural Rhythms concert, de young Museum in California and Uetliberg Museum Arts Festival in Switzerland and Stadttheater Neuburg A.D. Donau, Germany.

His sold out concert at Humboldt State University Performance Festival electrified the John Van Duzer Theater with a celebration of human spirit. He performed a commissioned music and dance ceremony at de Young Museum, San Francisco and was a featured performer and choreographer of the Oakland Festival of the Arts, Bay Area Dance Series and Forest Meadows World Music and Dance Series.
Onye Onyemaechi is a presenter at school assemblies as speaker/ performer to promote the joy of learning, self-empowerment and encourage students’ success and their pursuit of academic excellence. Also, his message of village wisdom that fosters respect, tolerance and kindness profoundly resonates amongst teachers, administrators and parents.

Tickets are $15 in advance online and $20 the day of the show.

Doors at 6pm & Music from 7-9pm

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