AvonLIVE! Summer Concert Series Wednesday, July 26
Featuring Kaleta & Super Yamba
The Town of Avon present free community concerts
We invite the community to join us at the Avon Performance Pavilion, at Harry A. Nottingham Park for more free music and fun at AvonLIVE! summer concert this Wednesday, July 26 starting at 5:30 p.m. Hailing from New York and headlining is Kaleta & Super Yamba Band.
Kaleta & Super Yamba Band are fronted by Afrobeat and Juju veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta. The singer/guitarist from the West African country of Benin Republic lived his adolescent life in Lagos, Nigeria where Afrobeat was born. Kaleta's guitar chops earned him decades of touring and recording with Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Lauryn Hill and more. Kaleta got his start in the late 70s performing in church and was soon after picked up by iconic Juju master and world music pioneer King Sunny Ade. A few years later Fela Kuti came calling. Kaleta would go on to tour the world playing guitar for the King of Afrobeat in his storied band Egypt 80 through the 1980s and into the 1990s. Now based in New York City, Kaleta has been leading Kaleta & Super Yamba Band since 2017.
Their debut album 'Mèdaho,' which was released by California indie label Ubiquity Records, draws on the group’s shared reverence for the raw, psychedelic sounds that captivated Kaleta as a music loving kid in 1970s Benin. Mèdaho means "big brother", "elder" or "teacher" and is dedicated to Kaleta's late brother Ligan-Ozavino Pascal who introduced him to funk and soul music at an incredibly early age. The album was included on Bandcamp's “Best Albums of Summer 2019” list and two of the songs were chosen for the ABC/Hulu series High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz.
Opening AvonLIVE! at 6:00 p.m. is Colorado based Selasee & The Fafa Family. Selasee, originally from Ghana, is a singer/songwriter who explores reggae music influenced by pop and the west African highlife music genres.
Born in Accra, Ghana, Selasee grew up exposed to the colorful and energetic sounds of Highlife Music. With this exposure Selasee created his own style—a unique blend of Reggae, West African Highlife and American Pop music. Threading together English and West African lyrics for a bright and captivating sound. Growing up in Accra, he realized his passion for music and gained a good understanding of music’s effect on people. Performing at school, church and being around his elders, Selasee developed and cultivated his musical talents.
- What: AvonLIVE! Concerts in the Park
- Where: Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park
- When: Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
- Live Music: Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Sponsors: The Town of Avon is proud to present AvonLIVE! Free Concert Series with support from Peak Performances, Vail Daily, Mountain Beverage, Always Mountain Time, KZYR, Lifted Libation, Sonoma-Cutrer, Jack Daniels & Coke and thirst murdered by Liquid Death.
Transportation & Parking: The use of public transportation is encouraged, as well as walking or riding a bike to the park. Free parking is available.
Plastic Free Events | Free water fill station, bring your reusable water bottle | Blankets and low-back lawn chairs are allowed | Pets allowed in pet friendly area only | No outside alcoholic beverages | No smoking | No Drones | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
More information: For more information, please visit Avon.org/events or contact Avon Culture Arts and Special Events Manager Danita Dempsey at email@example.com or (970) 748-4065.