King Sunny Ade

King Sunny Adé

Luna Park produced the 2009 North American Tour for Nigeria’s King Sunny Adé and His African Beats. Adé and his 16-piece band performed over 30 dates in Canada and the US, including Bonnaroo, Playboy Jazz Festival, Rothbury, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Vancouver Jazz Festival. A superstar in Africa and one of the ambassadors for African music worldwide, Adé has been nominated for a Grammy; his tour received major coverage on NPR and dailies across the continent.

Photo: King Sunny Adé at the Triple Door in Seattle, June 29, 2009. Photo by Sean Hunter.