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Michael & Eme peform & produce African music in the Washington DC area with Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band and Eme & Heteru, respectively, and together in DC Highlife Stars. They also co-host the live weekly Jolly Papa Show on 94.3fm WOWD-LP, Takoma Radio (Wed. 1-3pm ET), and co-produce Jolly Papa TV with Takoma Park City TV.

Michael has produced albums for ChopteethCheick Hamala Diabate, Elikeh, Zieti, Mr. Gabe and others, and the duo currently collaborate, compose, record, DJ, produce and coach songwriters out of Michael’s project studio in Silver Spring, MD.

Eme & Michael have organized live events for Smithsonian Museum of African Art, US Parks Service, George Mason University, AFL-CIO, James Madison University, Mercy Corps and others. They also facilitate workshops on the different styles of music they play and how those sounds intersect historically and musically. Currently they are producing a series of events with legendary broadcaster Georges Collinet of Afropop Worldwide and Voice of America’s “Bonjour l’Afrique.”



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