Team Familiar will travel to Nigeria to play at the Pan-Afrikan Back To The Roots Festival which is hosted by the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi. The festival is a celebration of Pan-African music and culture of Diasporans as presented by the House of Oduduwa.
“We’re excited and honored to be performing for the Ooni,” said Team Familiar founder and band leader Donnell Floyd. “It’s also going to be really cool to be on the continent, see Nigeria and experience some cross-cultural pollination. We’ll be coming full-circle musically so I’m looking forward to exposing those who come to the festival to our brand of African music.”
Team Familiar was invited to West Africa’s most populous country by the Prince of Ife who saw the band play at a show in Baltimore and was amazed. The King invited the band and they will play 3 shows in 3 cities, starting with a show at the palace on Dec. 8. Go-Go Mickey will also participate in an African Drum Circle.