Do You Speak Djembe
Do You Speak Djembe? Performs at Freedom Hall on January 27
Do You Speak Djembe? will perform at Freedom Hall on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:30. A band of world-class African and international musicians… A surprising mix of instruments … An innovative fusion of music and rhythm from different cultures… The public as performers, each with a djembe drum as part of the show! All are invited to forget their inhibitions, feel the rhythm like their own heartbeat, and together “speak djembe”. Generating positive energy through drumming, sharing not just the musicians’ melodies, harmonies and rhythm but an infectious joy.
The performance begins at 7:30. Tickets are $30 or $26 for season subscribers.
About Do You Speak Djembe?
A Unique experience of music, rhythm and energy. Led by your Master of Ceremonies, you play your favorite tunes alongside an amazing line-up of world-class Western and African musicians. Lead by Doug Manuel, the show is a unique interactive experience filled with energy and emotion – never seen or heard before!
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 favorite hits from around the globe.
“A great and unique concert where musicians and audience play with each other!”
— LE MONDE