Tanzanian musician Ras Nas aka Nasibu is ready to make this year’s summer in Oslo one of the hottest. Ras Nas with band plays at MS Innvik 18th July 2008. This will be a night of live roots reggae, African music and poetry. In short a night to remember. Put a cross on this date in your calendar and do not miss the show!
Also appearing at this summer event dubbed “Mantra” by the organizers, are Papa Lion aka Mankind (USA) and dancer Adjei (Ghana). Dj Dominic is the night’s scratcher from the control tower.
The show at MS Innvik is one of the rare live Ras Nas’ shows in Oslo. The night is also your chance to buy Ras Nas’ CD “Dar-Es-Salaam” at a concert price. The CD contains a mix of reggae and afro (soukous). Last November Ras Nas was one of the headliners at Oslo World Music Festival where among others, Seun Kuti, Rachid Taha, Cessaria Evora and Ba Cissokho took part.With a tight band and renewed vigor, Ras Nas’ line up includes Chuck Frazier (guitar), Uriel Seri (drums) and Ole Kristian (bass).
Ras Nas’ reputation as one of the best live acts within reggae and African music in Norway is without dispute. Reviewing Ras Nas ’ live radio concert, spring 2007, veteran music journalist with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, NRK, Arne Berg, put it in this way; “It was a memorable experience. From heavy dub poetry to exhilarating soukous – rarely has the public in Studio 19 shaken their bodies so thoroughly and seldom have we experienced such a sweaty, happy and smiling audience go home after a show!”
Mantra is an urban entertainment concept where musicians, dj’s, dancers and the public mingle in an intimate atmosphere. The first Mantra this summer season was held at Underground in June where the top Tanzanian R&B singer Ali Kiba was also one of the performers who entertained a packed crowd.
Venue: MS Innvik, Oslo
Date: Saturday 18th June 2008
Concerts start at 21.30 (9.30pm)
Food is served from 18.00 – 21.00 (6pm – 9pm)
Tickets for both food and concert are: kr 150
for concert alone: kr 80