Béla Fleck, banjo
Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba (Mali)
John Kitime, guitar (Tanzania)
Anania Ngoglia, multi-instrumentalist (Tanzania)
Collaborating with other amazing African Musicians
In his most ambitious project to date, renowned musician Béla Fleck explores the origins of the banjo. During his travels to Africa, Fleck discovered that while the banjo is traditionally considered an American instrument, its origins lie far from her shores. Throw Down Your Heart, the award-winning film, documented Fleck’s travels and explorations of music in Uganda, Tanzania, The Gambia, and Mali. With the Africa Project, Fleck brings to the stage his collaborations with some of Africa’s most talented musicians.
Presented by the University Musical Society, www.ums.org.
Official Website: http://ums.org/s_current_season/artist.asp?pageid=555
Added by umsmarket on July 24, 2009