Performance: Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble

O ZONE: Soundtrack—The Drum

Groove to the power and resilience of the drum from West Africa to California!

Feb 25 – Feb 26, 2011 | 5:00 pm – 12:00 am

OMCA comes alive to celebrate the power of the drum and the African rhythms that infiltrate the soundtrack of our lives. Rock out to the righteous beats of the  Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble, featuring members of Fela Kuti & the Afrika 70, Sonny Okosuns, and more. Join master drummer CK Ladzekpo and famed composer Anthony Brown along with guest drummers and African dancers for a special musical storytelling presentation sampling the progression of African drumming through history. Hear the hambone as revived by Derique McGee. Listen to Duane Deterville talk about California’s history of resistance in jazz and the role of jazz in visual art. Enjoy an inspired menu with local ingredients from Whole Foods Market® as you chill in the Blue Oak café, with music provided by Bill Bell and The Jazz Connection Trio; then head to the Soundtrack Lounge to enjoy DJsWonway Posibul and Jonasty. Explore all of the OMCA galleries, and get a sneak peek at the special exhibition Splendors of Faith/Scars of Conquest before it opens the next day. Included with Museum admission. In partnership with Amoeba Music and Whole Foods Market®.


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