From: Frances Moran [F_dot_Moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]
Sent: 09 October 2008 12:32
Subject: Nana Tsiboe with Pass the Cat's Steve Rivington - Gulbenkian

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K-City Music Tuesdays

Nana Tsiboe with Pass the Cat's Steve Rivington

The Blood Brothers

Tuesday 28 October 8pm

Gulbenkian Café Bar Canterbury


“Nana Tsiboe is a master of percussion.” Andy Morgan, BBC Radio 3


Nana Tsiboe received his basic musical training from the Ashanti Cultural Centre in Ghana. He has worked professionally with a vast range of musicians from traditional African music through to jazz and pop, including Oumou Sangare, Paul McCartney, Andy Hamilton, Ali Farka Toure, Dudu Pukwana and Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason.

A Master Drummer, storyteller and great entertainer, Nana is a vocalist, plays several instruments, including bass, kit drums, djembe, talking drum and mbira. Expect ultrafunky roots music from the home of funk Ghana.

On the last Tuesday of every month, K-City introduces their own brand of live music events in the Gulbenkian Café Bar. With an emphasis on original bands and performers, Music Tuesdays aims to elevate Tuesdays beyond ‘the dullest day of the week’ and present an interesting mix of rising stars and seasoned veterans.

Tickets £5


Booking Office 01227 769075

On line bookings


Tapas menu available 5.30pm – 8.30pm




Press Contact: Martin Goodsmith goodmart_at_btinternet_dot_com


Nana received his basic musical training from the Ashanti Cultural Centre in Ghana. Hailing from a family of musicians, he was involved in traditional music as a drummer from the age of nine. As a child protege, he toured the United States in the 1960's as part of the Civil Rights Movement sharing the stage with Martin Luther King, Mohammed Ali, Malcolm X, Nina Simone and many others. In his native Ghana he inadvertently found himself in strange company - his roady was none other then Jerry Rawlins, later to become the Head of State.

Nana Tsiboe's debut album "Asem Ni" or "Trouble Dat" on the famous World Circuit label has its origins in Ghanaian Hi-Life with Tsiboe as composer and lead vocalist on all songs. His second album Ahom (Breath) is now available. His own band Supa Hi Life plays rhythmic, up-tempo dance music and recently headlined at the Basel Festival of African Music in Switzerland.

Frances Moran
Marketing Manager
Gulbenkian Theatre
University of Kent
01227 827956
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