In Session With: Osibisa / Nii Tagoe

Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival

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African drum and dance techniques with the godfathers of Afrobeat.

Osibisa’s master percussionist Nii Tagoe takes a masterclass in all aspects of African drum and dance techniques. For this hands-on workshop, Nii, who has also worked with Peter Gabriel, Baka Beyond and African Headcharge, will demonstrate the intrinsic link between the drum language of his native Ghana and its connection to the dance culture of Africa in general. Attendees are invited to bring their own percussion instruments – dancing is compulsory!

Workshop tickets include a complimentary ticket to concerts in the main auditorium or 50% off a Lantern concerts.

Suitable for all levels and abilities.

One of the pioneers of World Music, 1960s highlife band Osibisa will be shaking Colston Hall’s foundations. Established in 1969, Osibisa brought together three highly regarded Ghanaian musicians with two Caribbean players; drawing on highlife, rock and soul.

Working with many international acts including Thin Lizzy and Stevie Wonder, Osibisa’s sound took the UK and the world by storm, paving the way for the likes of Bob Marley with three top ten hits including ‘Sunshine Day’, ‘Dance the Body Music’ and ‘Coffee Song’.

This concert is part of the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, which takes place 7-9 March 2014 at Colston Hall.  For full listings please click here

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