VanAFRICA: A Journey of Music & Dance Through Africa
Hosted by Time Will Tell Artists, Caravan World Rhythms and the Roundhouse Community Centre, VanAFRICA is a collaboration between Vancouvers top African musicians and dancers, plus special guest Ghanaian performer Awal Alhassan from Seattle. The project is led by percussionist/composer Curtis Andrews.
VanAfrica is musical journey across Africa, featuring the traditional music and dance of more than 6 different ethnic groups and 4 different countries, led by a cast of some of Vancouvers most exciting practitioners of African performing arts.
Featured artists include: Nnato Camara (Guinea), Kocasalle Dioubate (Guinea), Kesseke Yeo (Cote dIvoire), Alhassan (Ghana), Kofi Gbolonyo (Ghana), Esinu Gbolonyo (Ghana) plus some surprise guests. Featuring an opening set by Adanu Habobo drum/dance ensemble (Ghana/Vancouver). All of these artists have performed together in the past, but never in a dedicated ensemble to perform the traditional music of each of their ethnic groups in a concert production like this.
Be prepared for intense dancing and drumming, intimate songs on rarely heard instruments, and a collaboration to finish the concert with a bang between the VanAfrican ensemble, Adanu Habobo and perhaps you, the audience.
2 free workshops on traditional drumming and dance are also being offered as part of this event.
April 25 7:30-8:30 with Kurai Mubaiwa (dance)
April 30 3:30-4:30 with Kesseke Yeo (drumming)
Both will be held at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Pre-Registration required.
Roundhouse Performance Centre (View)
Pacific @ Davie St., Yaletown
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
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