When: Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 7pm
Where: Le Grand Dakar, 285 Grand Ave (between Clinton Place & Lafayette Avenue) Brooklyn, NY 11238 (map)
Shake it to the sounds of Jojo Kuo & the Afrobeat Collective and Mandekalu, while enjoying unlimited sangria and a spread of Senegalese favorites, including Shrimp & Sweet Potato Croquettes, Oven Roasted Dates stuffed with Spiced Lamb, Skewered Grilled Steak with Ginger & Peanut Crust, Black Eye Pea Fritters and more. We will also have a special viewing of Pierre's upcoming battle on Iron Chef America against Bobby Flay.
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Admission includes unlimited food, sangria (other drink specials and cash bar available) and live music. Click here for ticket purchase.
Since opening in the up and coming Brooklyn neighborhood, Clinton Hill, Le Grand Dakar has been serving bold Senegalese-inspired food matched only by its spirit. While many dishes come straight from the heart of Senegal, Chef Pierre Thiam also draws from other West African and French influences, creating a menu that transcends borders. More than a restaurant, Le Grand Dakar has established itself as a cultural center, drawing crowds from every borough who find themselves bouncing along to the regular live Afrobeat and jazz acts or attending unique art and dance events. In a laidback but lively atmosphere, Le Grand Dakar truly captures the tastes, smells, laughs, and spirit of the Senegalese kitchen with an inspiring warmth and ease.
Jojo Kuo's Afrobeat Collective is exactly that: a collective of musicians in New York sharing an incurable passion for performing quality Afrobeat music. Selected members of this collective are seen on any performances local and afar featuring Jojo Kuo. Members of Jojo Kuo's Afrobeat Collective include Patrice Blanchard, Amayo, Chris Cuzme, Paul Olenick, Martino Atangana, Fabio Morgera, Wabi Chiro, Tiga Jean-Baptiste, Miho, Chaka Moon, and others. Jojo Kuo is one Africa’s veteran jazz, Afro pop and World drummer/producer and a much-sought after musician who is known globally for his extraordinary drumming talent. He has contributed to and collaborated with such artists as Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti, Peter Gabriel, Papa wemba, Mory Kante, Harry Belafonte, and Richard Bona, to name just few.