Time & Location
Jul 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Ottawa, 56 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON K1N 7A2, Canada
About the Event
Mercury Lounge & Axé WorldFest present Newen Afrobeat Thursday, July 11th Doors at 8pm
Newen goes live at 9pm
Online tickets $15 more at the door.
Short bio: Newen Afrobeat is an experience of musical awareness, where music is the weapon for change. Following Fela's legacy, they connect Africa and Latinamerica with a high energetic show of music and dancing. Considered one of the most outstanding shows at Womex 2018, in those days, Newen Afrobeat has become the most listened afrobeat band in youtube and one of the most popular on spotify with millions of views and presence in more than 50 festivals around the world. They will be promoting their new album "Chaltumay" (may 2019) that talks about the fight that Mapuche culture has being doing defending their territory in Chile as well as songs about female role on society and global inequality.
Fun Facts: Newen Afrobeat on youtube is the most listened afrobeat band in the world (over 5,2 millions views) - Our first álbum is the most listened original afrobeat álbum on youtube (over 1,3 millions) - First Chilean artist to perform in Nigeria (twice in Felabration Lagos) - First Chilean band to be programed at MIJF - 3 times at Lollapalooza - Collaborations with Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti, Tony Allen, Oghene Kologbo, Sandra Izsadore, etc. - Concerts with Snarky Puppy, Pat Thomas, Fatoumata Diawara,