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Swig Field at the Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903
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8 events
5 reviews
14 stars
Gets chilly after sun goes down - bring warm jacket
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6 reviews
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Parking can be a bit of a challenge...get there early !
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West African Groove Night
8 ratings
4.6 average rating
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7 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 15 2009

What a great night of music and dancing! Kudos to whoever does the booking at the Marin JCC, they really appreciate good dance music. The Highlife Allstars/Nigerian Brothers are my favorite local groups and they put on another wonderful show....continued

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7 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 10 2010

Whoever does the booking for the JCC really knows dance music. I've attended the African Nights show for the past three years and it's my favorite musical event of the year. The Nigerian Brothers lay down a groove and the audience hops on board...continued

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 15 2009

Nice music - both acts play with skill and professionalism, though not a great deal of energy. In fairness, there wasn't a lot for them to feed off of - the audience was tame until the last couple of tunes when people finally got up and danced in...continued

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A musical journey from moonlit nights in the villages of West Africa to urban highlife dance classics. The Nigerian Brothers open with the gentle harmonic and rhythmic traditional folk music followed by The West African Highlife Band reviving the ‘highlife’ dance classics, with a fusion of African and world music. Rich vocals, intertwining guitars, and exciting percussion make this group unbeatable!

Picnics are encouraged and there is an outdoor playground for kids and an art room.

About the Ticket Supplier: Osher Marin JCC

The JCC’s performing arts are anchored by its renowned CenterStage events, a stunning annual lineup of world-class musicians, actors, humorists, writers and more. Presented in the intimate Hoytt Theater and outdoors under summer skies on Swig Field, performances run the gamut from classical and world music to cabaret, solo theater to author conversations.