Due to a severe server crash, all articles, forum posts, submitted links, and user accounts entered after May 1 have been lost. I apologize for the inconvenience and I will attempt to reconstruct as much as possible. I'm taking steps to insure that this won't happen again.
SHANDA, premiering in San Rafael, on May 14. This has been organized
by our friends at the Mill Valley Film Festival and you can get more
information from their website. [http://www.mvff.com/mvff.html]
Hopefully you may have heard of The Call of the Drum Festival - Manchester
Museum's summer long community music and performance festival, now running
from July 20 - September 14 2002.
Banning Eyre has posted a review & photo essay of Youssou N'dour's Grand Bal Africain at AfroPop Worldwide. It looks like they had a really great show. Unfortunately, this was the first one I missed, since I just moved and couldn't make it to NYC.
Because of his commitment to a major European concert tour from May through
August of 2002, Malinke Master Drummer Famoudou Konate has postponed his
North American Mini-Camp Workshop Tour until Spring/Early Summer of 2003.
Famoudou has assured us that we have top priority on his schedule for 2003,
and The Chicago Djembe Project is currently planning Mini-camps in 2003 for
Chicago, Toronto and other locations.
WorldBeatPlanet is now running on a new host after exceeding the bandwidth allowance of our previous host. This new host should be a lot faster & more reliable, and bandwidth will no longer be a problem.
Chata Addy & Shi-dah will be performing from 1-2 PM at the Earth Day Expo,
located in the Portland Zoo, Saturday, April 28th.
Chata Addy will perform an interactive solo at the Wilsonville Community
Center, located at 7965 SW Wilsonville Rd., Wilsonville, Oregon, from 1-2 PM.
Chata Addy & SUSUMA will perform at Billy Reeds, on May 17th, from
8:30-Midnight. Billy Reeds is located at 2808 NE Martin Luther King, Jr.
Blvd., Portland, Oregon.
For more information, check: www.chataaddy.com
check out the new album from Arab Legion
An album dedicated to the Palestinian Uprising
hiphop with an arabian flavor, a mix of western and oriental beats....check it out!
Yaya Diallo's new CD "Nangape" is an instrumetal album of African drumming, balafon and flute music. Two tracks are exclusively drumming. The album, played in its entirety, is tantamount to a therapeutic session and works very well played successively. This recording is a reissue of Yaya Diallo's 1980 classic LP "Nangape."
Information on Yaya Diallo is available at Onzou Records, www.onzou.com.
Sales and audio samples are available at www.cdstreet.com/artists/onzourecords.
Yaya Diallo is a native of Mali, West Africa and author of "The Healing Drum: African Wisdom Teachings."
This Friday presents a precious and rare opportunity to experience the great spirit and music of Babtunde Olatunji, the godfather of African music in America. Bab is getting on in years, and has faced many physical challenges recently, but his healing energy and love for the earth and all its people remain undimmed. Please come to support and enjoy, in the intimate atmosphere of Ashkenaz.