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National Heritage Masters

National Heritage Masters: Africa in America
NEW YORK  •  Town Hall  •  Ongoing
Obo Addy, Francisco Aguabella, Joao Grande, Frisner Augustin

West African drumming and dance, Afro-Cuban percussion, Brazilian capoeira and Haitian vodou (voodoo) drumming are showcased in this program of traditions from Ghana and the African diaspora. Featured are Ghanian drummer/composer Obo Addy, known for his hot polyrhythmic drumming, and Okropong, his powerhouse group of musicians and dancers; conguero Francisco Aguabella, an elder statesman of Afro-Cuban percussion who has been active in the jazz scene since the ‘50s; Joao Grande, arguably the world’s foremost exponent of the breathtaking capoeira angola martial arts dance; and Haitian master drummer Frisner Augustin and his Troupe Makandal.

The Town Hall Web Site

Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: 123 West 43rd Street
between 6th Avenue and Broadway
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 307 71 71

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