With support from the Takoma Foundation, Rhizome presents the African Diaspora Music Series, with concerts every Sunday afternoon in May.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. (Click through below for links to purchase tickets.)
On May 7, May 14, and May 21, doors open at 4 / programs starts at 430. On May 28, doors at 330, music at 4 sharp.
Amadou Kouyate - kora player and drummer; a diali (griot/oral historian) in the Manding lineage
Akua Allrich/Kris Funn - vocals/bass duo in the soul/jazz tradition
Shodekeh - Baltimore-based beatbox legend
Luke Stewart + Yahya Abdul-Majid - DC's creative music impresario meets longtime Sun Ra Arkestra saxophonist
More Than a Drum - Takoma duo of poet Dine Watson and multi-instrumentalist Abasi Johnson
Cooper-Moore - jazz elder, instrument builder, to be honored by this year's Vision Festival with Lifetime Achievement Award "for his uncompromising artistic vision over the past four decades"
Sha-Raw - vocalist, developer and practitioner of hiphopera
Dr. Thomas Stanley - musicologist and sound artist will present a talk based on his book The Execution of Sun Ra
Gezachew Teklemariam plus dancer - master of Ethiopian traditional music, singing and performing on mesenko and krar
Tsedeye Makonnen - Ethiopian-American performance artist exploring interactions between Ethiopian traditions and contemporary American life
Kumera Genet - of Kino Musica, playing music of traditions from across the African diaspora