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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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

Bill Walker, atmospheric electric slide guitar, voice, percussion

Jennifer Cass

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.