FIRST FRIDAY EVENT 12/3/21 Featuring Batacha Live Performance
Friday from 5pm-7pm,
SOFA tradition returns, First Friday art, music and food at Cafe Frida Gallery along with other SOFA studios and shops.
Cafe Friday will feature a Salsa Band: Batacha, perfect for dancing and family fun and the cafe will be serving a select menu with Beer and Wine.
Ring the Bells, Sofa wide event with caroling, all galleries will be featuring small works. We will be featuring Colin Talcroft and Andrea Leland at our Gallery.
ONYE & The Messengers 12/10/21 5pm-7pm
FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES
Original Global Grooves from Northern California
Onye & The Messengers are an electrifying 7-piece Afrobeat and Global Groove Dance Band!
Led by renowned Nigerian percussionist and songwriter, Onye Onyemaechi, these diverse and professional musicians play a music that is a celebration of body and soul. With an captivating blend of influences ranging from Afrobeat, Funk, Jazz, and other global grooves, The Messengers perform nationally and internationally for a wide range of audiences
With that, meet The Messengers!
Percussion & Vocals
A virtuoso of African rhythm music, Onye Onyemaechi, renowned Nigerian percussionist, musician and performer brings a powerful experience to audiences across the U.S. and Europe. A native of Nigeria, Onye creates original compositions that blend tribal rhythms with contemporary music influences. His multicultural blend of hypnotic trance-dance music inspires and uplifts others to celebrate diversity and awaken the native joy of the soul. Performing both solo and in ensemble, Onye’s artistry creates electrifying musical feasts and collaborations.
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.
JUSTIS JONES 12/19/21 12pm-2pm
SUNDAY MUSIC SERIES
Justis Jones began playing the Piano at the Age of 3 preformed his first concert in Preschool, he has won many awards since. He is an accomplished pianist, vibraphonist, drummer, vocalist, composer and producer. His range of music is Jazz, R&B, Soul, Funk new age, rock, reggae, blues , house and techno. He is a treasure and fun to watch, listen and dance.