We are doing this fundraiser to help pay the musicians and to help cover the cost of putting the festival together in Dakar Senegal this year.
Usually the Spirit of Africa happens in Seattle at the Seattle Center. Due to the coronavirus this year’s festival was cancelled.
Since Thione is in Senegal during this time, he decided to produce and live stream the festival on Facebook and YouTube from Dakar on
11 am – 12:30 pm (PST).
Featured musicians include one of Senegal’s music icons, singer/song writer Cheikh Lô; Dara Guisse playing Xalam; Edouard Manga from Casamance playing kora, Group Ndoumbélane playing traditional West African instruments such as the Peul flute, kora, calabash and djembe; Gestu Band playing Afro Groove rhythms featuring Wilfrid Zinsou on saxophone; Super Sound group from Benin; Yatma Thiam and Group Afia playing Senegalese talking drum and sabar.
Please help spread the word. We appreciate any donations you can give in support of the Spirit of Africa festival. Thank you!
To attend the festival, please subscribe @SpiritOFAfricaFestival page on Facebook and our YouTube channel
More info coming soon! Peace and bless!