Three of the Bay Area’s top percussionists come together for the first time in live performance to sweep you away on a magic carpet of global percussion and African strings. The Tivoli room may just blast off with the collective energy and imagination of this adventurous trio. Come join us as for an afternoon of percussive passion and exploration featuring drums, melodic percussion and strings from Africa, the Middle East and South America.
Gabriel Harris has passionately sought out the secrets of the drum since the 1980s, when he met master drummer Babatunde Olatunji. In 2001 he founded Rhythm Village; producing exceptional performances of African and African fusion music and dance, and leading experiential workshops for a wide variety of audiences, from schools to international corporations such as PIXAR, Kaiser Permanente, CISCO Systems and many more. He currently tours internationally, performing with his mother, famed folk musician Joan Baez. He has performed on stage with the The Grateful Dead, Carlos Santana, Mickey Hart, Indigo Girls, Babatunde Olatunji, Pete Escovedo's Latin Jazz Ensemble and many more. For more information on Gabriel Harris, visit http://rhythmvillage.net/
Kim Atkinson has been a percussive force on the Bay Area scene since the 1970s. His initial studies in Nigerian, Ghanaian and Congolese drumming lead him to Brazilian shamanism, Caribbean music, American jazz, folk and popular music. In 2004, Kim performed and facilitated Micky Hart’s “Planet Drum.” He directs the Carnaval Spirit Parade Group, leads his rhythm fusion band, “Samba Lumina” and performs with numerous other groups in a diverse array of styles. His many rhythm education products are distributed worldwide. For more information on Kim Atkinson, visit http://pulsewave.com/
· Ian Dogole – udu, cajon, kalimbas, African talking drum, hang, djembe, balafon
· Gabriel Harris – n'goni, balafon, cajon, frame drums, dunun, djembe
· Kim Atkinson – hand pan, djembe, kalimba, pandeiro, congas, udu, frame drum
Suggested Donation - $20