Rhythms of Africa

  • Golden Drum 97 Green St Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States

Come and expand your consciousness through the exploration of the rhythms of Africa. This environment is created to nourish the roots of your spirit. Through music, dance, and food we will explore the various regions of Africa. Come join the celebration! 

Kevin Nathaniel Hylton
www.mbirasanctuary.com
Facebook: Kevin Nathaniel

Kevin Nathaniel is a pioneer on the world music scene for NYC, He was one of the early musicians to introduce New York audiences to the magical sound of the mbira. An internationally celebrated musical inspiration for the new age, meditation, and yoga world, his recordings are available on iTunes and CDbaby. He produces live music events weekly in NYC that encourage peace and global harmony.

Guest presenter from Gambia
Salieu Suso 
www.salieususo.fourfour.com

Salieu Suso was born into a family of farmers and traditional musicians/historians from Gambia, West Africa, that extends back nearly 1000 years. He was trained to play the 21 stringed Kora (West African Harp) at the age of 8, by his father, renowned Kora player of that region, Alhaji Musa Makang Suso. He is recognized to be a descendant of JaliMady Wulayn Suso, the originator of the Kora instrument. Suso graduated from high school in The Gambia, speaks English fluently, Mandigo, Fula, Wolof, Sarahuli, and some German. Before settling in the United States in 1989, Suso performed extensively throughout Africa and Europe. Salieu Suso is also the leader of the "Jaliya Kafo"--extended family Music Ensemble, and is a leader in the nation’s rapidly growing African music scene. Suso actively freelances with other groups in the U.S

Cost $15 + Food available for purchase.