Fri 7/13 @ 8 PM
Now on its second North American tour, Alma Afrobeat Ensemble brings the world to Akron.
It’s presented by the Knight Foundation’s World Music. But guitarist Aaron Feder founded Alma Afrobeat Ensemble in Chi-Town 15 years ago. Not long after, Feder left for Barcelona seeking a singular sound for AAbE. It was there Feder located members from all the world’s continents, and by 2008, Fiestizaje music and arts festival was born.
Once again, the musicians branched out and hired Joe Psalmist from Lagos, Nigeria, who toured Balearic Islands peninsula and Africa to perform in Ceuta. Admission is free, but tickets are required, which can be picked up at the box office.
[Written by Lucy McKernan]