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Jump to African Jazz Beat

Who: Epizo Bangoura and the African Express
Where: Northern Star Hotel
When: Saturday December 5, 1998

WEST African musician EPIZO BANGOURA & THE AFRICAN EXPRESS will set the Northern Star Hotel jumping this Saturday night with their 'percussion-fuelled Afro-Latin, jazzed-up grooves'.

Epizo was born in Guinea, West Africa, into a family of 'griots'. A griot is a historian who tells stories of his people through music, song or dance.

After travelling to Paris in 1984 then New York, Epizo taught dance and percussion, before becoming involved with jazz musicians.

AFRICAN EXPRESS features eight musicians on guitar, bass, saxophone, piano, balaphone, percussion and vocals.

TE has five double passes to give away to Saturday night's show.

To go in the draw send an envelope, with your name, address and telephone number on the back, to EPIZO BANGOURA GIVEAWAY, PO Box 200, Newcastle, 2300. Or enter on-line at the TE home page at www.nnp.com.au

Winners will be contacted by phone on Friday afternoon. TE

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