Makossa: means "(I) dance" originated from Cameroon with significant influences from Jazz, Latin music, Rumba, Ambasse bey, Zouk, and Highlife. Come dance to the rhythm of Makossa legends: *Saxophone icon, jazz legend, father of soul makossa > Manu Dibango *Classic makossa singer and women advocate > Petit - Pays *Cameroon's maverick guitarist > Vincent Nguini *Composer, singer, and guitarist > Emmanuel nelle Eyoum Plus many more.....
Event starts with a live Makossa music by Ottawa's own kilimanjaro Band from 8 pm - 11 pm. Followed by Ottawa magnificent D.J. Lance Baptise, spinning Makossa remixes, with Jesse M. on percussion.
When & Where
The Mercury Lounge has been a Mecca for the arts in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, since its inception in November 1996. Its programming purports a musical vision steeped in the traditions of jazz and yet forward in its approach to encompass all its many derivatives. Through its dynamic programming, the Mercury Lounge has successfully connected the dots, uniting jazz with contemporary electronic break beat culture. Within its walls the very philosophy of jazz, that of change, abounds. It serves not only as a club, and live venue, but also for poetry readings, dance performances and art gallery.