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Concert at Ashkenaz: Baba Olatunji Birthday Celebration

Grammy Winning Percussionists Giovanni Hidalgo & Sikiru Adepoju are set to perform at the Baba Olatunji Birthday Celebration at Ashkenaz in Berkeley on April 20th, 2013 with The African Showboyz, Rhythm Addicts, Val Serrant and The Kouroube Dance Company. This celebration of Baba Olatunji's Birthday will be a reunion for Giovanni Hidalgo & Sikiru Adepoju who performed with Olatunji on the Grammy Winning album Planet Drum (1991) with Mickey Hart & Zakir Hussain. Hidalgo & Adepoju joined Hart & Hussain again in 2007 for the Grammy Winning album, Global Drum Project.
The African Showboyz, four brothers from the northern part of Ghana who fuse a unique blend of West African rhythm, dance, and raw energy, will join Hidalgo & Hussain for a rare set.   The African Showboyz have shared the stage with Mickey Hart, Stevie Wonder, Fela Kuti, Fema Kuti, Arrested Development, and many others.   To watch a video of the African Showboyz performing a cover of Bob Marley's Redemption Song in Ghana, click HERE.
Ages: All Ages
Tickets: $15 adv/ $20 door

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow!!! I can't wait to hear Giovanni & Sikiru again. What a show! My theater gig runs from 8-9:30, then I'll jump right over. Drum Circle 4-5:30?

    April 13, 2013

  • Alison C.

    it sounds exciting, but I'll be fluting...

    1 · April 13, 2013

    • Kathy Q.

      Have fun, Alison! Hope to see you soon at another event!

      April 13, 2013

  • Jeni D.

    Excited for this! If folks like they can come for the (monthly east bay) drummm circle at Ashkenaz from 4-5:30p, have dinner with us in the neighborhood, then return to Ashekanz for the show.

    1 · April 13, 2013

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