From: Frances Moran [F_dot_Moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]
Sent: 10 October 2008 11:03
Subject: African music - Gulbenkian

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Kasai Masai


Atongo Zimba


Friday 17 October 7.45pm

Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury


Experience the sound of Congo villages with a fresh-twist and afro fusion from the savannahs of Ghana in a unique double bill at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury.


Kasai Masai return to the Gulbenkian after their fabulous concert last February celebrating 10 years of Music for Change. This time charismatic band leader Nickens Nkoso brings djembe and saxophone to their five piece line up mix. Playing ancestral music, their sound is rooted in the healing power of percussion and chanting combined with the majestic Congolese folk guitar and jazz sax. Last time the audience found it impossible to stand still in the presence of such absorbing African rhythms.


Ghanaian singer and guitarist Atongo Zimba, opens the concert with his distinctive voice, alternately praising, cajoling, poking fun, and caressing. Atongo Zimba plays the Koloko, a kind of West African banjo and sings in the language of the Fra Fra tribe from Northern Ghana, where hes hugely popular. He makes his music fit into one Arabic-Indian-African groove.  


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Frances Moran
Marketing Manager
Gulbenkian Theatre
University of Kent
01227 827956
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