Discover one of the largest projects in music history MOJA: A Music Saga, the history of Black Music from the drums of Africa, through the diaspora and the horrors of slavery to America’s Gospel, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Rock and Hip-Hop. 

The story of MOJA: A Music Saga Experience will be told on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at the GRAMMY Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 beginning with a Red-Carpet event at 6 pm., followed by dinner at 7p.m. and a mind-blowing show featuring African Dancers in authentic costumes, plus three live bands playing music rooted in Africa, that spans the diaspora, from Africa to Cuba and the U.S.  The music alone will take you on a musical and educational journey that will inspire your soul.

The epic event will also include live appearances by producer, rapper and singer Darius McCrary (Transformers, Mississippi Burning, Family Matters) and Emmy Award winning, three time Grammy nominee, Blues artist Billy Branch. Both lent their talents to the narration of MOJA: A Music Saga as voice actors on the eight-volume audio history making collection.

The 75-song musical event took five years to complete. It utilized the talents of 500 musicians, singers, artists, producers, Grammy Award winners and nominees from around the globe.

Grammy nominated musician, producer, writer and creator of MOJA: A Music SagaCarl Gustafson said, “Integrity toward the music is paramount. The songs about Africa were recorded in Africa by Africans. The songs of Cuba were recorded in Cuba by Cubans. Same in New Orleans, Chicago, Mississippi, England, and everywhere else the story went.”

MOJA: A Music Saga is an audio adventure that skillfully uses skits, sound effects and original music to tell the story of how African music has influenced American music through seven generations of the Ellis family. The family’s story starts with Moja Musiki, a.k.a. Moja Ellis, a tall, attractive, strong African female drummer who was taken from her home in East Africa and sold into slavery in New Orleans in the 1850s. She survived the perils of slavery and raised her son Bili Ellis using her music skills. The Ellis family gift of music was then passed down to Bili’s daughter, musician and bandleader Tattie, her son Innes, and his daughter Tanya, ending in today’s time with Moja’s great-great grandson, Hip Hop star Sitano and his two-year old daughter Sabbath.

Through the narrators Billy Branch (Innes) and Darius McCrary (Sitano), this 165-year journey of driven souls is told through the music and stories of seven characters of seven generations, following the progression and changing styles of African rooted music in America from the 1800s to the 2000’s.

Executive produced by two time Grammy Award winning Blues great  Bobby Rush, and world renown Djembe master, Weedie Braimah, MOJA: A Music Saga immerses the listener in an entertaining, dramatic, sometimes gritty and realistic history lesson of a people and their music, from slavery, reconstruction, Jim Crow and segregation to the civil rights era.

MOJA: A Music Saga is set to have an international impact on music lovers and historians alike, changing the world’s view of Africa’s influence on American Music forever.

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