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NYC: Elikeh Afro Pop at Joe's Pub Saturday April 16th

We reviewed Washington D.C. based afropop band Elikeh's recently released album Adje! Adje! not too long ago, so if you've been following us since then you know what these guys are all about. In short, Elikeh mixes Afro-beat influences with rock and traditional Togolese poly-rhythms, churning out tunes that are as listenable as they are danceable. Lead singer and band leader Massama Dogo does not shy away from serious political messages, while simultaneously forcing you to get up and move. Elikeh will be sharing its talents with New York City this Saturday at Joe's Pub located at 425 Lafayette Street. For tickets visit Joe's Pub's website, and to hear more from Elikeh visit their site.
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D.C.'s Elikeh Drop New Afropop Album, 'Adje! Adje!'

Hear a taste of D.C. band Elikeh's sophomore album, 'Adje! Adje!'

Coming from the cultural melting pot of Washington D.C. and led by Togolese singer/guitarist Massama Dogo, Elikeh is downright dirty. Their recently-released sophomore album, Adje! Adje!, features afropop with politically-driven lyrics, blaring horns, super funky guitars and a brilliant rhythm section. While Dogo provides a flawless Afropop “foundation” to the album, former Femi Kuti drummer Tosin Aribisala and the distorted shredding of guitarist John Lee take the music to another level. Watch the above video for a taste of Elikeh's live show. Head to their website for the full album.

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