Global Nights – Soul of Afrika
Last night I had the pleasure of meeting Angel Casas; Beersmith Public Relations Manager, Hotel Jen Beijing to find out more about the Global Nights themed party – Soul of Afrika. This event will take place over two days: Friday, September 15th & Saturday, September 16th at Beersmith Restopub, Hotel Jen.
Here is what Angel had to say about the event…
Hotel Jen has had the pleasure of hosting one of the most famous bands in West Africa, and certainly in Senegal: The Guisse Freres (also known as the Guisse Brothers).
The Guisse Brothers are a Senegalese band with a unique rhythm. Their original songs are folk in style but they also play one of a kind covers adapted to include the sounds of traditional African drums and the Kora; a West African instrument similar to a guitar or harp with 14 strings.
Collaborating with the Guisse Brothers, the band is currently working with the beautiful and talent singer /musician Miss Tabou Diop who will be the main vocalist and bass player.
This is the first African band to take up residency at Hotel Jen and they will grace Beijing weekly from Tuesday – Saturday (9:00 pm – 11:40 pm) from now until the end of October.
While you can see the Guisse Brothers & Miss Tabou perform throughout the week, this Friday and Saturday is more than a performance. Hotel Jen has teamed up with SEGRACE Entertainment and The Africa House Saloon & Boutique to form the first of a series of Global Night themed parties.
To take advantage of the unique residence band, the theme of the first Global Night is a celebration of Afrika – Soul of Africa themed party.
So what’s on the schedule?
From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm The Beersmith @ Hotel Jen will host a happy hour with deals on drinks; a dj playing sounds of Africa; and slides of the continent to get you in the mood.
From 7:00 pm onwards The Africa House Saloon & Boutique has organized several showcases of hair styles, African dance, African style face painting and more.
The Guisse brothers & Miss Tabou are scheduled to begin their performance at approximately 9:20 pm.
Hotel Jen and other sponsors will also be giving away over 26,000 RMB in prizes.
If you like one of the staff’s hair styles please note Africa House Saloon & Boutique have outfitted the entire staff for this event.
There will also be drink packages available all night long:
• Craft Beer Package: 5 Liters of your choice of craft beer + Chicken Popcorn for 480 RMB
• SA Wine Package: 2 Bottle of South African Wine + Your Choice of Veggie sticks, Hummus or
Kalamate Olives for 560 RMB
Special Food Items
Two African dishes have been added to the menu specifically for this event.
• Theip – Stew chicken thigh with tomato paste & vegetables 98 RMB
• Yassa – Senegalese Roasted Chicken with Plain Rice 98 RMB
Entrance Fee: Free!
Booking is required for limited center stage tables however; no reservations required for other tables.
To reserve a table please contact Angel Casas before 8:00 pm
Tel.: + 86 185 1309 3017
Venue: Beersmith Gastropub @ Hotel Jen
Address: 1/F, Hotel Jen, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District / 朝阳区 建国门外大街1号
Tel.: 6505 2277