highlife


V.19 No.40 | 10/7/2010
Nii Otoo Annan plays palm wine in high spirits.
Steven Feld

Jazzed

Ghana Sea Blues

Nii Otoo Annan and friends beguile with old styles in a new setting

Famed Ghanaian percussionist Nii (Mr.) Otoo Annan has wowed audiences in the States with a polyrhythmic mastery that has earned him the moniker “the Elvin Jones of West Africa,” after the late great jazz drummer. But Annan has kept a secret from his U.S. fans: He is also a master guitarist whose music—as unassuming as it is mesmerizing—draws on the West African highlife and palm wine styles.

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V.19 No.37 |

Music

High Life w/DJ Caterwaul at Nob Hill Bar & Grill

Tonight! And every Thursday night—except the first Thursday of every month

From 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. D.J. Caterwaul will be bringing a non-douche-bag good time to Nob Hill Bar & Grill, who are featuring a reverse happy hour from 9 to 11 p.m. for the occasion.

One dollar Millers, Marble on tap, great cocktails and delicious food, all of which is 100% more awesome with Caterwaul and friends playing records. You will be getting down to anything from Thee Mighty Caesars to Yoda's House, Eno to the Adolescents, Cambodian psychedelic garage to Zappa, trance and soul. Yep, High Life w/Caterwaul's got it all!