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About the Band

Onye and the Messengers

Onye and The Messengers are fabulous Afro World Beat Band! Under the inspiration of renowned Nigerian master percussionist and performer/author, Onye Onyemaechi, amazingly diverse professional musicians collaborate, compose and play music that is a joyful celebration of body and soul.

The sensational Horn Section of The Messengers includes John Kadyk on Tenor Saxophone and Steel Pan, and Cricket Seagull on Flute, Baritone Sax and Tenor Saxophone. The dynamic Rhythm Section includes Wendell Rand on Bass Guitar, Joel Bennett on Keyboard, Gregg Dessen on lead and rhythm Guitar and Mark Escalera on Drum Set.

With an electrifying blend of influences ranging from Afro Rhythms, Funk, Jazz, Rock and World Music, The Messengers can perform nationally and internationally for any entertainment events including festivals, corporate functions, universities, concerts and wineries.

Onye and the Messengers captivate crowds and move people's souls with their Afro tribal beats and earth bound rhythms.
Dawn Bruchez (DJ Lilly)
World Vibrations,
www.KSJD.org
90.5fm

Mind expanding! Onye and The Messengers embody music with truth and passion, with rhythms that heal and transform, making every performance a soulful and celebratory experience.
Michael Rothenberg, 100 Thousand Poets for Change


Download Onye + Messengers Flyer
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I experienced dancing in joy and ecstasy to Onye Onyemaechi Band, an international treasure but a jewel in Sonoma County who shares authentic African music and spirituality. Debra Guisti
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Scheduled Appearances:  2017

July 13
San Rafael Downtown Farmers Market
Center Stage, 6pm

July 15th, 8pm
Redwood Cafe,
8240 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati, CA
707 795- 7868

Sat. Sept. 30, 8 pm
Occidental Center for the Arts

Electrifying Afro world beat band led by charismatic Nigerian percussionist will move your body and soul with authentic tribal beats & spirit.
$12/15.

Purchase tickets online at
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org
707 874-9392
For Booking contact:

Onye Onyemaechi
707-528-4458
onye@villagerhythms.com
www.villagerhythms.com

Village Rhythms, PO Box 4365, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

Onye Onyemaechi 707 528-4458 onye@villagerhythms.com
Mark Escalera 707 536-6215 markiesan@earthlink.net
Cricket Seagull 707 823-8405 atcrickets@aol.com
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Onye and the Massengers at Downtown San Rafael Farmers Market, featured in "Editor's Choice" edition of Marin Magazine.
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