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Do You Speak Djembe? includes a band of world-class African and international musicians with diverse but complementary style, a surprising mix of instruments, an innovative fusion of music and rhythm from different cultures, and the audience as performers, each with a djembe drum. From a convergence between classical orchestral and African music, the show has evolved to today’s dynamic new combination.

The line-up includes maestro kora player Seckou Keita and an outstanding group of West African and international musicians on djembe, kora, dundun, balafon and other traditional African instruments, along with keyboards, drums and voice. The new musical director/arranger is world-class Latin-jazz pianist Alex Wilson who brings his experience directing Rodrigo y Gabriela and Mali Latino to create an exciting mix of West African traditions, sizzling salsa and favourite hits from around the globe.

And the audience is part of the show, generating positive energy through drumming, sharing not just the musicians’ melodies, harmonies, and rhythm, but an infectious joy.

Do You Speak Djembe? includes a band of world-class African and international musicians with diverse but complementary style, a surprising mix of instruments, an innovative fusion of music and rhythm from different cultures, and the audience as performers, each with a djembe drum. From a convergence between classical orchestral and African music, the show has evolved to today’s dynamic new combination.

The line-up includes maestro kora player Seckou Keita and an outstanding group of West African and international musicians on djembe, kora, dundun, balafon and other traditional African instruments, along with keyboards, drums and voice. The new musical director/arranger is world-class Latin-jazz pianist Alex Wilson who brings his experience directing Rodrigo y Gabriela and Mali Latino to create an exciting mix of West African traditions, sizzling salsa and favourite hits from around the globe.

And the audience is part of the show, generating positive energy through drumming, sharing not just the musicians’ melodies, harmonies, and rhythm, but an infectious joy.

Do You Speak Djembe? includes a band of world-class African and international musicians with diverse but complementary style, a surprising mix of instruments, an innovative fusion of music and rhythm from different cultures, and the audience as performers, each with a djembe drum. From a convergence between classical orchestral and African music, the show has evolved to today’s dynamic new combination.

The line-up includes maestro kora player Seckou Keita and an outstanding group of West African and international musicians on djembe, kora, dundun, balafon and other traditional African instruments, along with keyboards, drums and voice. The new musical director/arranger is world-class Latin-jazz pianist Alex Wilson who brings his experience directing Rodrigo y Gabriela and Mali Latino to create an exciting mix of West African traditions, sizzling salsa and favourite hits from around the globe.

And the audience is part of the show, generating positive energy through drumming, sharing not just the musicians’ melodies, harmonies, and rhythm, but an infectious joy.

WHEN

WHERE

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Cir.
San Antonio, TX 78205
https://www.tobincenter.org/box-office/2018-01/do-you-speak-djembe

TICKET INFO

$15-$36.50
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