ARLINGTON - A Celebration of African Music and Culture
Enjoy the music of
Africa at an unusual musical event at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in
Texas Hall, 701 W. Nedderman Drive on the campus of The University of
Texas at Arlington. The performance will feature Fulbright Scholar Dr.
Olusanjo Daramola and the UT Arlington African Ensemble and Gideon
Alorwoyie and The University of North Texas African Ensemble. Other
performers include S-AnkhRasa and Kumaasi African Ensemble, Baba Kwasi
and Ayubu Kamau Sacred Afrikan Drum and Dance Society, Eddie Dunlop and
the Mondo Drummers and Ferdinand Bangirinama and Burundian Drummers
Association. Also performing will be Rukinzo, Lucy Mashua and Voice for
the Voiceless Refugee Choir as well as music for Mbiraand Amadinda.
Daramola will lead the University of Texas at Arlington African Ensemble in performances of music from the Yoruban culture. His primary instrument is the Dundun "talking drum." Other ensembles from the percussion program at UT Arlington will play, including the Samba Band, Percussion Ensemble, and nationally recognized marching ensemble. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds go to a scholarship fund to enable students to travel to Africa and study. For more information,
call (817) 272-3471. Driving directions to Texas Hall can be found at www.uta.edu.
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