Sat, Aug 27|
South Tower Lawn near Tower Hall at SJSU
Drums of the World I
A drumming and talking exchange bringing together unheard voices from local communities - from guest speaker SF Bay Area Jazz Vocalist Tiffany Austin and African-American and Yoruba storytellers to Afro-Latin drumming performances.
Time & Location
Aug 27, 2022, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
South Tower Lawn near Tower Hall at SJSU, Near S. 4th Street and E. San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112
About the Event
To celebrate and promote HUEman kinship and kindness in the diverse communities of Los Gatos and San Jose, AWỌ is pleased to present HUEmanity Salon Series, a three-day drumming and talking exchange bringing together unheard voices from local communities to unpack the different shades of our shared HUEmanity, and featuring a rich tapestry of African, African-American and immigrant storytelling artists.
On August 27, our HUEmanity Salon 2 will feature San Francisco Bay Area jazz vocalist Tiffany Austin; group performances by youth performers The Rocketship Rocketeers, Grupo Puyakan Drum Ensemble and Los Alegres Callejeros Cumbia Band; and solo performances by Latino-Colombian performing artist Miguel Gonzalez, African-American storyteller Adaku Davis, and Egyptian drummer Kimo The Drummer, Afrobeats hand drumming by Folarin Erogbogbo, and Yoruba Storyteller Oluwaseunfunmi Turner with Nigerian Yoruba Batá Drummer Rasaq Ayantunde.
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