Yoruba Singers celebrate 44th anniversary

Guyana’s longest lasting band, the Yoruba Singers is set to celebrate its 44th anniversary with a grand concert and after party tonight at Congress Place, Sophia.

Band leader Eze Rockcliffe ushers in his 65th birth anniversary as well, so it’s a double celebration, the band said.

 The Yoruba Singers with leader Eze Rockcliffe (fourth, left)
The Yoruba Singers with leader Eze Rockcliffe (fourth, left)

The concert, themed, ‘For the Love of a Common People,’ starts at 7.30 pm and apart from the Yoruba Singers, features 12 local artistes, including Charmaine Blackman, Basil Bradshaw and Calypso Monarch, the band said. Mad Max sound system will provide the sounds.

The Yoruba Singers are well known for such songs as “Massacuraman,” “Bird Pepper,” “Black Pepper,” “No Intention” and “I Gotta Be Somebody.”

Admission to the grand concert and celebration costs $1,000.

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