Saturday night Dec 5th was Musical Night in Africa at Ashkenaz in Berkeley with Kotoja, the West African Highlife Band, Afrobeat Connexion, the Nigerian Brothers and DJ Mike Onas. Musical Night in Africa is a decade-old Ashkenaz tradition produced each year by Nigeria’s Babá Ken Okulolo. The night began with an opening Libation Ceremony with Babá Ken followed by the Nigerian Brothers and some excellent rhythms. Each band had very strong hypnotic dance rhythms. The night ended with Kotoja and an excellent horn section.