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The Wise Hall & Lounge
1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2E2
You are cordially invited to an unforgettable evening of African roots music & dance with ISSAMBA!
ISSAMBA SHOW is an interactive musical spectacle which showcases African Roots, Rhythms & Music.
ISSAMBA African ROOTS Ultimate Experience promotes and brings together music from across African cultures to present a unified African groove.
ISSAMBA celebrates the finest blend of artistry from all five African regions, with exciting musical performances from world-renowned balafon master, Mamadou Diabaté and African contemporary dancer, Merlin Nyakam the Enchanter.
Other guest performers include: Paris-based master percussionist Adama Bilorou, Montreal-based African flutist Laso Sanou, Ottawa-based percussionist Akra Soumah, as well as other popular regional artiste.
It is an evening to be immersed in the mix of African instruments, traditional rhythms, and dancing styles.
Dance with Merlin Nyakam
12:30 — 2:30
DRUM WITH Masters: Adama Bilorou, Akra Soumah, Lasso Salif, Mamadou Diabaté
You are invited to step into the spirit, mystery and wonder of African rhythmic healing traditions.
Feature guest teacher: Adama Bilorou Dembele
Recognized in 2001 as the best drummer of his generation.
Soloist for the the National Ballet of Ivory Coast and the Abidjan Djolem.
International multi-instrumentalist, conductor and composer.
3-5 pm $50/2h
After Show Party till 2:00 am (cover charge for the party in come after 10:30 pm)
African snacks & ginger juice on sale
Cash bar available *(no minors please)*