Praise Experience 2019
Praise Experience 2019 with Femi Ogebule
DATE: November 30 – TIME: 6 pm to 11 pm
DOORS: 5 pm – All ages welcome
Tickets: VIP $50 (parking included) – General Admission $30
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Praise Experience 2019 with Femi Ogebule is an annual concert featuring artists from around the world and highlights African gospel music.
Femi Ogebule is an amazingly talented saxophonist with influences from Kirk Whalum, David Sanborn, Dave Koz, Cannonball Adderley and so on. This event will also feature, Denzel Prempeh, Mike Abdul, Bantey, Janelle Lake as well as Avanti Uzor, Unrestrited Worship, Potts & Pans Community Steelband and more…
Praise Experience Chicago is unique in various ways: it is held on the weekend of Thanksgiving and covers different genres of music ranging from Classical, Jazz, Contemporary gospel, Afro Cuban, Afro, and African music. It is an event open to all with no restrictions. It is not only fun and uplifting but also educating. Each time you attend the Praise Experience there is an introduction of a distinct musical instrument which leaves the audience in awe. The event guarantees the audience a personal encounter with God. Femi Ogebule’s goal with the Praise Experience is to bring joy to people’s lives and homes.
Praise Experience is one of the biggest African gospel concerts in Chicago, held at the prestigious music theater in Copernicus Center, with a 1800 seating capacity. Its kickoff in 2018 paved the way for a series of ticketed African gospel concerts in the city which were deemed impossible before the Praise Experience.
Femi Ogebule’s debut album, Arise, was launched last year at the Praise Experience 2018. It featured a music experience with a diverse range of guest artists and band and orchestra. Femi creates some of the most inspirational and energetic music you will ever listen to. A music director, terrific artist and tutor, Femi has put together an album that will lift your spirit.
About Femi Ogebule
Femi Ogebule is an American based artist. A seasoned musician with over two decades of experience. He started off on the piano at an early age and later picked up the clarinet and saxophone. After graduating with an associate degree in chemical engineering with distinction, he chose to become a professional musician. He started his music career from his place of birth, Lagos, Nigeria. Having studied music performance from Muson Diploma School of Music with an associate degree and being awarded a diploma from Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, UK, he joined the Muson Symphony Orchestra (MSO) as the Principal clarinet and a resident artist. As a scholar, he thought and instructed briefly at various in Lagos including the Muson Basic School of Music. He then moved to the US where he received a degree from the University of Dayton, OH in music performance with honors. He has understudied and attended workshops/conferences with great musicians including Bradford Marsallis, Kirk Whalum, Greg Fishman, Ralph Wilder and so on.
With his background deeply rooted in both instrumental and choral studies, Femi’s music reflects his passion for both worlds. His exposure to different music groups and genres helped him develop skills in songwriting and arranging. This exposure is evident in his debute album, Arise.
Arise is a gospel album with each telling a peculiar story using various elements of music covering different genres. It features both instrumental and vocals with an inspiring message of praise, hope, mercy, faith, and love.
Femi has maintained an active performance schedule in the US, Canada and around the world including Europe and Africa. He hosts different events and seasonal concerts featuring big players from his residence, Chicago, IL. He is committed to serving in the community and has been involved with some community projects including Mt Prospect Community band, Chicago community band, Chicago Clarinet Ensemble, the Blue Sky project fashioned to help youths in Dayton community involving performances at the Schuster Performing Arts Center. When he is not performing and touring, he organizes music workshops training different groups in the US and Africa. He spends a little time teaching both kids and adults at his private studio when time permits. As a passionate worshipper, Femi serves as the music director at the MFM Chicago, USA. He is committed to serving the Lord and depends on the Holy Spirit for inspiration and impartation. It was this inspiration that brought to life his long-term dream, Praise Experience.
Praise Experience 2019 Performers & Links:
Femi Ogebule ~ Mike Abdul ~ Denzel Prempeh ~ Bantey ~ Janelle Lake ~ Avanti Uzor ~ Efe Lucky & Unrestricted ~ Resonance ~ Potts & Pans Community Steelband ~ Rotimi Kehinde ~ MC Attraction – #PraiseXP2019
See additional videos from the 2018 Praise Experience at THIS LINK.
Praise Experience 2019 Event Producer:
2 hours before each event + Saturdays → 3 – 5 pm + Sundays → 1 – 3 pm
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