King Sunny Ade show canceled
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We regret to inform you that King Sunny Ade¹s scheduled concerts in Chicago (April 16, 2010), Minneapolis ( April 17th, 2010) and Lincoln, Neb. ( April 18th, 2010)have been cancelled. On March 26, 2010, two members of King Sunny Ade¹s band, Gabriel Ayanniyi (talking drum) and Omo Olope (percussion), were killed in a car accident, while on their way to a music video shoot. "Gabriel was a great protégée talking drum player that everyone in Nigeria was talking about," says Ade's U.S. manager Andy Frankel. "These musicians' deaths is a great loss."