Roots of Africa Music Ensemble Performs October 19, 7 pm, in RPI Union

Roots of Africa Music Ensemble Performs October 19, 7 pm, in RPI Union

Date posted: 2016-10-13 15:28:15

The Roots of Africa Music Ensemble, under the direction of Ade Knowles, will perform on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm at Mothers in the RPI Student Union

Roots of Africa is a credit-bearing course that focuses on the study and performance of African, Afro-Cuban, and New World percussion music. Under the direction of Professor Ade Knowles, students explore the significance of performance within a folkloric ensemble, and how to play percussion instruments from Africa, Cuba, and the New World.

Ade Knowles is an accomplished percussionist with over 40 years of performance, residency, workshop, and recording experience. His artistic focus is on African and Afro-Cuban music and dance. He has performed and/or recorded with the Dinizulu Dancers, Drummers and Singers; Amagagu ka Shaka South African Dance and Music Company; The Simba Dancers and Drummers; Kim & Reggie Harris; Caribe Mambo; Gil-Scott Heron and the Midnight Band; and the original Last Poets. Knowles was also the co-founder and artistic managing director of the Griot Dance Company and The New African Music Collective. 

The performance is free and open to the RPI community.

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