In the Beginning: Early Music of Western Africa

The chants and dances of Western Africa pre-date by centuries any music that we currently refer to as "early.”

Come hear some of the oldest music known to us today – music that survived a harrowing ocean journey, centuries in the shadows of the Land of the Free, and which continues to pulse with enduring power through the amplified soundscape of modern popular song. 

Acclaimed Liberian soprano Dawn Padmore, scholar & drummer Anicet Mundundu, and kora master Yacouba Sissoko are joined by Afro Roots Artistic Director, percussion virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Nathaniel in a thrilling performance of traditional Western African music from the areas that we now know of as Ghana, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

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May 24, 2016 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Bernie Wohl Center
647 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10025
United States
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Goddard Riverside Community Center · (212) 873-6600
$35.00 USD

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