Africa Night!

Austin Music Minute

Africa Night!

Posted by on Oct 19, 2019

This is how you work up a sweat. And no endless amount of photos scattered throughout social media will ever do it justice.

Welcome to Africa Night, a Saturday night mainstay at the “jewel of the Eastside,” The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd. It’s simultaneously one of the most electrifying, invigorating and very relaxed nights around. Following a buffet feast open to all guests, Sahara patrons fill up the floor with nonstop dancing to the eternally groovy African psych house band Zoumountchi into the wee hours.

Tonight, Zoumountchi shares the bill with mighty funk/rock/reggae/Latin outfit Frederico7 (featured on today’s AMM). Afro jazz musician Ibrahim Aminou kicks off night’s festivities at 8:30 p.m.

Make sure you can dance in those shoes. You’ll need them. A longtime treasure that must be experienced in person. Recommended.

-Photo courtesy of The Sahara Lounge.