WEAVE Presents West African percussionist Adama Bilorou, who will appear in concert at Rolling Bay Hall Saturday, March 2 at 7:30. He will also offer a percussion workshop on Sunday, March 3, from noon to 1:30 (Bring your own drum; dancers welcome) and an all-instrument collaborative workshop at 2. 

In this podcast, Liza Pascal, Executive Director of WEAVE, tells us about WEAVE Presents, a new nonprofit performing arts & education organization on the island. They host space at Rolling Bay Hall for local independent arts theatre organizations and sponsor musical events celebrating the multiracial & multiethnic roots of American culture. 

Originally from Burkina Faso, Adama composes and performs an explosive mélange of musical genres inspired by his native culture, and infused with sounds from Europe and beyond. He has performed with Carlos Santana, Manu Dibango, Marcus Miller, and many more artists from around the world, and has led workshops across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. His latest album, Ananide, is available adamabilorou.com.

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