AFRO FUNKE’ welcomed a LEGEND of the Ghanaian music scene last week – one of the greatest living musicians who performs Palm Wine Highlife music of Ghana…..Mr. TUMI ANSAH. He was backed by the amazing NATIVE VIBE band and the show was pure MAGIC!! Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed this wonderful evening with us!!
WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia,
Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House,
Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted
Funk music from around the world
Thursday September 22nd, 2011
AFRO FUNKE’ PRESENTS
TUMI ANSAH & FRIENDS
TUMI EBOW ANSAH, a native of Ghana, is an actor, composer, ethnomusicologist and researcher. He is also a folk musician and poet whose compositions are deeply rooted in ancient African traditions. His lyrics draw on social issues as well as the common joys of life.
While in Los Angeles, Mr. Ansa has been invited to perform for the American Guitar Society; California State University, Northridge; African Extravaganza at the University of Southern California; and at the California Institute of Technology. Mr. Ansa also performed at the opening ceremony of Black History month at California State University, Northridge. By pouring libations, he paid tribute to the ancestors and also played African folk music to traditional African stories. Most recently, he lectured and performed at Brown University in Providence Rhode Island.
Mr. Ansa is a graduate of Putney College, London England, London School of Film Technique, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
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September 29, 2011
AFRO FUNKE’ PRESENTS
listening party w/ giveaways 9-10pm:
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