Talking wood: African music and musical instruments

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Keenan Webster will perform music using traditional African instruments.  The audience will have a chance to participate, too.

Founder of SankofaAfrica, Keenan was born in Nashville, TN.  His interest in music deepened as a teenager in Los Angeles, CA, where he began his music studies with Master Teachers from Africa and Cuba.  Surrounded by a highly spiritual family, he has spent his life concentrated on his studies of religion, history and music.  He is influenced by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Taj Mahal, El Hadji Kouyate, Toumani Diabate, Robert Johnson, Skip James, Johnny Shines, Habib Koite and Keletigue Diabate, as well as the music of Latin America, Sumatra and India.  He extends his experimentation and jazz improvization to the balafon and kora.

All ages are welcome.

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