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African Music Concert



Event Type(s): Arts / Theatre / Music
Organization: Standing Rock Cultural Arts
Description: Standing Rock Cultural Arts'
"Around the World" Music Series
~~~Baba David Coleman and friends~~~
(music, songs, and stories by one of the pioneers of African and Afro-Caribbean drumming in the U.S.)
8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 14, 2017
North Water Street Gallery
300 N. Water Street, Suite H
Kent, Ohio
$10 suggested donation (or pay what you can)
preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring light food and drinks

Master drummer, instrument builder, and teacher Baba David Coleman lived in Kent for many years and has been a mentor to generations of students, providing training, encouragement, and wisdom. Supported by members of his Iroko Drum and Dance Society, this engaging performer's presentation will include songs, stories, and drumming from Africa and the African diaspora, using djembe, congas, ashiko, shekere, and bells. The performance will also include a demonstration of the batá, a set of three "talking drums" originating among the Yoruba people of Nigeria, whose intricate cross rhythms are used to commune with divinities known as orishas.

An in-depth profile of Coleman will be featured in the Fall 2017 issue of "Around Kent" magazine.

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The North Water Street Gallery is conveniently located just a block north of the intersection of Main and Water Streets in Kent, Ohio, with free street parking on both sides of the street. Seating is limited, so arrive early for the best seats.

Established in 2015, the "Around the World" Music Series is a concert series presenting outstanding musicians from diverse cultures in an intimate setting.

Concerts are held approximately every other month in the new theater space of the North Water Street Gallery in downtown Kent, Ohio.

The series is an initiative of Standing Rock Cultural Arts, and is curated by ethnomusicologist David Badagnani. The series is made possible by the support of Drs. Terry E. and Sara Stone Miller and the Ohio Arts Council.

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Address: North Water Street Gallery
300 N. Water Street, Suite H
Kent, Ohio 44240
Contact Name: David Badagnani
Contact Phone: 330-673-1352
Contact Email: davidbadagnani@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, 10/14/2017
Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Time: 10:00 PM
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