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West African Dance and Drum Rhythms with Kotoko Brass

June 8, 2024
  • 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
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    Saturday, June 8, at 7:30pm. Inspired by the traditional drum rhythms of Ghana, Kotoko Brass has created a unique, joyful, and improvisational style of West African dance music described by the Boston Globe as “propulsive, infectious party music”. The drums provide the heart and soul of Kotoko Brass — merging syncopated African percussion polyrhythms with hard-hitting dance grooves on the drum set. The horns blend the traditional sounds of New Orleans with the famous West African brass band sound heard from Ghana to Nigeria, while the guitar, keys, and bass evoke classic African and Caribbean styles of highlife, afrobeat, and reggae. A celebratory and energetic synthesis of music, people, and cultures from around the world, Kotoko Brass features musicians from Ghana, Antigua, Japan, the United States, and two Yarmouthport natives, playing together in unity. Kotoko Brass has shared the stage with Angelique Kidjo, Red Baraat, Femi Kuti, the California Honeydrops, Vieux Farka Toure, Innov Gnawa, Take 6, the Boston Pops, Rubblebucket, and more. $25. For tickets, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. 

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    Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Inc.

    307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664