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World Music Percussion Ensemble


World Music Percussion Ensemble
Songs of Change

Hafiz Shabazz, director

The music of Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and Cheikh Lô—three international stars whose music fuses joy and social consciousness.


Faulkner Recital Hall


The brilliance of such innovators as Senegal’s Cheikh Lô, Nigeria’s Fela Kuti and Jamaica’s Bob Marley takes the spotlight in this concert of contemporary pop and dance styles from Africa and the Caribbean.

Led by ethnomusicologist/drummer Shabazz, this is a full band with drums at its center and a repertoire ranging from African to Caribbean to Latin American. Along with instructing students about the ethos and technique of world drumming traditions, the ensemble offers them opportunities to work closely with guest artists.

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