The Senegal-America Project Benefit Concert
World Music… African Dance… Spoken Word… Global Citizenship
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th 8pm. $10-$20
The Academy of Music, Northampton, MA
featuring performances by:
Tony Vacca’s World Rhythms Ensemble;
Gokh-bi System; Impulse Ensemble
with special guests Abiodun Oyewole (of The Last Poets), Massamba Diop (from Baaba Maal’s band), Tantra Zawadi, and Abdou Sarr
For the past seventeen years Senegalese and American performers have been using their music, their dance, and their performance poetry to illustrate the guiding principle of their Senegal-America Project: “we are all connected.” Their educational programs have reached half a million students in Senegal and America; their partnerships have delivered 3500 mosquito nets and essential medicines to at-risk neighborhoods, and their concert performances include appearances at Senegal’s National Theatre, at The Clearwater Jazz Festival, at Dakar’s CISES Concert Hall, and at NYC’s Blue Note.
They’ve produced two CD recordings and each is a daring blend of ancient and contemporary, traditional and innovative, African and American. So be ready for spectacular World Music and drumming, amazing dance, and cutting edge poetry.
Proceeds of the concert will support the project’s school programs and partnerships, festival appearances, and fair trade collaborations in Senegal and America.
TICKETS AT: www.academyofmusictheatre.com/temp-calendar/the-senegal-america-project-benefit-concert/