Author Archives: Mark Turner
Saludos Compay at Concerts for a Cause at The Plant in Pittisboro Saturday September 17, 2016 at 5 PM. This show is a fundraiser for the Zafer Julian Estill Memorial Fund @ AbundanceNC, which honors a young life gone too … Continue reading
King Sunny Adé and His African Beats Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 8 pm Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park North Carolina Museum of Art Doors open at 6:30 pm King Sunny Adé was born into the … Continue reading
The music of Zansa (a Nouchi slang word from Ivory Coast meaning “combination” or “blend”) is a synthesis of traditional and modern styles of West Africa. The Asheville-based ensemble melds modern afropop with African folk music, African drumming, and the … Continue reading
Africa Unplugged, led by Atiba Rorie, blends the best of traditional African music with everything that’s funky and NOW. They take the stage with all the purpose and power of Burning Spear and good times of a New Orleans brass … Continue reading
Pavelid Castañeda CD Release Concert: “Fiesta en Naranjal” Chapel Hill harpist Pavelid Castañeda, originally from Bogotá, Colombia, will celebrate the release of his new CD: FIESTA EN NARANJAL, featuring original compositions that combine Latin American folklore and jazz. Pavelid’s son … Continue reading
Khalat Africa featuring Diali Cissokho closes out Downtown Durham’s “Find Your Cool” concert series next Thursday at CCB Plaza. The show starts at 7 PM. Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to see a FREE show of some of West Africa’s … Continue reading
Orquesta GarDel plays Downtown Durham Inc.’s “Find Your Cool” concert series Thursday, June 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. Don’t miss this free, unforgettable show, sponsored by Friends of World Music!
Downtown Durham Inc. will launch its free “Find Your Cool” Summer Concert Series at CCB Plaza, Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m. From soul to salsa, African to Americana, “the plaza with the bronze bull” will be bustling with local bands, … Continue reading
Norfolk-based violinist Kishi Bashi will be opening for Tinariwen’s October 20th show at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Check out their amazing video for Kishi’s catchy song Brignt Whites. For tickets to the show, visit The ArtsCenter website.