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 music that is a celebration of body and soul. With a 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 including festivals, clubs, universities, corporate functions, parties, and other concerts. A virtuoso of African rhythm music, Onye Onyemaechi – renowned Nigerian percussionist, musician and performer – brings a powerful experience to audiences. 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.
Saturday at 1:00 pm — Northern California Public Media Stage