Popular and multi-talented musician and saxophonist, Mr Tunde Balogun, fondly called Saxtee, has been announced as one of the headliners for the 2018 Festival of Culture USA.
In a statement by the organiser, a US-based music promotion company, Sammek Entertainment, owned by Mr Samuel Ekundayo, said Saxtee, being a vibrant cultural musician fits into the aim of the event, which is to promote the values and morals of various Nigerian cultures.
Saxtee, who has several studio albums to his credit, has been able to show his level of dexterity and cultural ideologies in his songs. However, this has earned him several awards from different cultural groups here and abroad. He has been seen play with artistes such as Tunde Osofisan the highlife band, Ron Kenoly, Chris Mba, Adlan Cruze, and many others.
According to the organizers, Saxtee, who has been doing the music job for 25 years now, will be taking his cultural music group to different states of America alongside veteran Nigerian musicians such as Evangelist Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade, Sir Shina Peters, King Wasiu Ayinde, Queen Ayo Balogun and Adewale Ayuba.
To mention but a few Saxtee will headline events such as Ankara Nite, Jazz Night, Miliki Nite which will hold on December 28, at D Ranch Restaurant, Maryland, US.
Also at the event, there would be cultural exhibition, talent hunts, workshop, the Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa traditional dances, musical, theatrical performances, and teachings on how to beat different types of cultural drums.