George Clinton To Play Extended iFest Set For King Sunny Ade
The Houston International Festival has adjusted its schedule to accommodate the cancellation of Nigeria's King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, who scratched their tour after talking drummer Gabriel Ayanniyi and percussionist Omo Olope were killed in a car accident on their way to a video shoot last month. Their replacements were unable to acquire travel visas in time, Ade's PR company said, and the surviving band members need some time to mourn and regroup before they are ready to go out on the road again. Congo native Emman Legrand and his Houston Afrobeat group African Rhythmix will now open the Bud Light World Stage entertainment at 1:30 p.m., followed by Jamaican reggae group Taj Weekes & Adowa (3:30 p.m.), New York salsa dura orchestra La Excelencia (5:30 p.m.) and an extended set by headliner George Clinton & Parlaiment-Funkadelic at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information on the festival see www.ifest.org.
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