An Exhilarating Musical Journey that Focuses on the Richness of the African Guitar Tradition
Wednesday, March 2Concert Hall 7:30 pm
$30, $25, $15; Five College/GCC/STCC students and youth 17 and under: $10
Join an exhilarating musical journey that focuses on the richness of the African guitar tradition. The concert includes Habib Koité, the Malian superstar whose exciting concerts have endeared him to audiences worldwide; Oliver Mtukudzi, the best-selling artist in his home country of Zimbabwe; and Afel Bocoum, a guitarist, singer, and composer from Mali whose songs evoke the evolution of traditional Malian society.
As the spokesperson for Acoustic Africa puts it, "our vision is intra-African arts collaboration. This tour is a lovely expression of the finest African singer-songwriters from different traditions undertaking an extraordinary musical journey - the concert comes home to Africa, bringing together these wondrous musicians and audiences from many African traditions. It's a great feeling to belong" (Artslink ).
Pre-Performance DiscussionA Pre-Performance Talk with WFCR's Kari Njiiri
Wednesday, March 2 Rm. 106, Isenberg School of Management
Free and open to the public.,6:45 pm to 7:15 pm
Lecture and demonstration with Habib Koite, Oliver Mtukudzi, and Afel BocoumWednesday, March 2 Bezanson Recital Hall
Free and open to the public,1:25 pm to 2:15 pm