This year Thione Diop brings a collaboration of traditional African and American jazz performers to the NPAC stage, vividly demonstrating the African roots of American jazz and Brazilian traditional music. The first set will be Afro-jazz fusion and the second set traditional African, with a finale of the two joining together as one.
Dancers are N’Nato Camara, Guinea; Etienne Cakpo, Benin; Fama N’Diaye, Senegal; Siya Manyakanyaka Kelley, South Africa; Dora Oliveira Newman, Brazil; Abdoulaye Sylla, Guinea; Karim Koumbassa, Guinea; and Manimou Camara, Guinea.
Musicians, including Thione Diop, traditional Senegalese percussionist, are Magatte Sow and Gora Diop, Senegal, percussion; Karamo Susso, Gambia, 21 string kora ; Naby Camara, Guinea, balafon; and native born U.S., Leif Totusek, guitar; Naomi Siegel, trombone; Hans Teuber, saxophone and flute; Chad McCullough, trumpet; Brady Milliard-Kish, bass guitar; and Aaron Walker-Loud, drum set.
Northshore Performing Arts Center is located at 18125 92nd Ave NE, Bothell 98011.
Ticket prices for Kasumai Africa are Adults/$25, Seniors/$22, and Youth under 17 yrs/$15. Tickets may be purchased online at www.npacf.org or by calling (425) 984-2471 Monday – Friday from noon to 4:00 pm.
See some of the previous amazing performances under our videos section!