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Akindele Bankole

Avant Garden Africa

SUNDAY 2 – 6pm, JUNE 11, 2017
At THE GARDEN
2701 Monterey Ave., Soquel

Ticket prices for Avant Garden Africa
General $22 advance, $25 at the door
Senior: $19 advance, $22 at the door
Student: $17 advance, $20 at the door

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  • Guest vocalist: Sheila Willey
  • nMw Ensemble
  • Philip Collins, Artistic Director

The exuberant music and dance of West Africa highlight this year’s Avant Garden party with a dazzling variety of music styles, dance and cuisine.

  • The premiere of a new work by Akindele Bankole, Oloburo (Lover)
  • Domou Africa, Senegalese Dance and Drum Ensemble
  • Mbor Faye and Oumou Faye, Directors
  • Akindele Bankole – Oloburo (Lover) (World Premiere) voice, guitar, percussion
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Mbor Faye

1. Iny hono izy Ravorombazaha
2. Vohitry ny Foko
3. Ilay Tany Niaviako
4. Dobla sento
5. Salakao

Singing Wood Marimba Ensemble, Laura Mallon, Director
Marimba music of Zimbabwe

  • The Ariose Singers, Camille Couture, Director
  • Bill Walker, atmospheric electric slide guitar
  • nMw Ensemble, Philip Collins, Director

The Amazing Chef Jozseph Schultz: Cuisine that spans the African continent’s inner and outer limits

Singing Wood Marimba Ensemble

  • Chuck Stein, Director
  • Marimba music of Zimbabwe
  • The Ariose Singers, Camille Couture, Director
  • Bill Walker, atmospheric electric slide guitar
  • nMw Ensemble
  • Philip Collins, Director
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Oumou Faye

The Amazing Chef Jozseph Schultz: Cuisine that spans the African continent’s inner and outer limits

  • nMw Ensemble
  • Philip Collins, conductor
  • Sheila Willey, soprano
  • Lars Johannesson, flute
  • Kristin Garbeff, cello
  • Jennifer Cass, harp
  • Greg Messa, percussion

This concert is supported in part by grants from the Arts Council of Santa Cruz, Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, and the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation, along with donations from individuals and businesses throughout Santa Cruz County and the Central Coast.