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
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.
Domou Africa, Senegalese Dance and Drum Ensemble
Mbor Faye and Oumou Faye, Directors
Singer/Composer Akindele Bankole
Premiere of two new songs by Akindele Bankole, Oloburo (Lover) and Iya ni Wura, “Mother is Gold”
Akindele Bankole, voice
Bill Walker, electric guitar
Etienne David Franc, electric bass
Dave Roda, drums
Bill Walker, atmospheric electric slide guitar, voice, percussion
Solo harp music by LouHarrison
Phil Collins and Jay Arms, guitarists
Two-guitar arrangement of Madagascan harp music, transcribed by Jack Body
Singing Wood Marimba Ensemble
Laura Mallon, Director
Music of Zimbabwe and Santa Cruz
The Ariose Singers
Camille Couture, Director
Gung-Fu Style Tea Pouring
(offered by Hidden Peak Teahouse)
The Amazing Chef Jozseph Schultz:
Cuisine that spans the African continent’s inner and outer limits
AND…A SILENT AUCTION worth singing about!!
The most incredible array of items ever!
• A 6 day South African Safari, offered by Zulu Nyala!!
• An original, handwritten John Cage poem
• Autographed scores and records of Lou Harrison
…and soooo much more!!!
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.