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Global Voices Series Ugochi Nwaogwugwu's Love Shot

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Event starts at 5:00 p.m. 
Price at the door:  $20.00

The Alhambra Palace Restaurant
1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613
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Sunday October 8, 5pm

Ugochi Nwaogwugwu's Love Shot

Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu Ghanaian-American poet based in Michigan, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu, will read from two collections of poetry from 2012-2014:  “The Pearl Reader” and “Magic 8 and The Bone Sucker.” Ms. Osei-Bonsu writes the blog www.revolvingstream.com with popular sections and  columns like “Art Writing”, “Fit, Lean, & Beautiful” and “Up to Snuff.”  Book Stamping will precede and shortly follow performance. Ms. Osei-Bonsu’s poetry is also available on www.trafford.com and www.amazon.com .

Ugochi Nwaogwugwu Love Shot

The new album from Chigerian (Chicago/Nigerian) Ugochi and The Afro Soul Ensemble (A.S.E.) couldn’t have come at a better time.  Chicago, Nigeria, the world needs a healing force, a soothing voice and Ugochi, a warm spirit who has become extremely versatile and creative with the range of music she is able to perform. Her musical interests span all corners of the globe.  Generally, Ugochi fuses her choreo-poetic style of spoken word with her unique singing ability in order to generate a more powerful word sound attraction.  A child of Nigerian, West African parents, Ugochi combines elements of her afrobeat influence with jazz, house, reggae and soul aesthetics to create a brand new sound, one she’s coined “AfroSoul.”


Ugochi’s sound has been described as “lively, energetic music that makes your feet move and heart think. Love Shot, her soon to be released album, is no exception. Ugochi is a multidisciplinary artist. She has written a one woman show about her families immigrant experience called, Season’s of Separation due for release in 2018.  Ugochi’s music, rich with poetic harmonies and uplifting ideas, have taken her to many countries in Europe, including Paris, Amsterdam, London, Leeds, Italy as well as Nigeria, Ghana, Brasil, Jamaica, Cuba.  Her sound is a reflection of her international diasporic connection with the rhythmic sounds of Africa. The Players (AfroSoul Ensemble A.S.E.) Shawn Wallace – Keyboard, Justin Boyd – Drums, Jeff Harris – Bass

Deshon Newman – Percussion.


New Special guests Pilar Reed and William Kirk

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