Yeh Dede


Vocalist - Alto, Other, Background Singer, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist.


Yeh Dede, a world music fusion ensemble from Los Angeles, is 6 women who sing,
drum and dance music from West African, Afro-Cuban and Middle Eastern traditions,
in addition to original folk music with mysteriously rich harmonies. Yeh Dede puts on
high-energy performances tailored to the audience, whether children hearing African
words for the first time, private parties, or nightclub goers looking for a good rhythmic
Bringing together their unique and diverse musical talents and backgrounds, the
women of Yeh Dede use the international language of music to enhance global

Screen name:
Yeh Dede
Member since:
Jan 21 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
27 years

Members Of Band

Ariella Forstein (Band director, vocals, percussion)
Addie Lupert (Vocals, percussion, ukulele, guitar)
Kelsey Namara (Vocals, percussion, ukulele)
Mariposa Oxenberg (Djun djuns, djembe, congas, shekere, percussion, vocals)
Donna Marie Factor (Flute Cubana, percussion, vocals)


-Stage: 12 x 12 or larger
-Sound Equipment: Mid-size PA system and 24-channel mixing board
-6 vocal mics, 3 instrument mics, guitar mic plug-in, ukulele mic plug-in
-Instrument mics: Odilia’s congas and Cajon; Addie’s Guitar & Ukelele
-Setup in wide semi-circle that opens to audience
-Monitors: 2-3 monitors preferred.