Global Roots Festival 2016: Sk Kakraba And Palenke Soultribe At Cedar Cultural Center

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Global Roots Festival 2016: Sk Kakraba And Palenke Soultribe At Cedar Cultural Center
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The only world music festival in the state, each year The Cedar’s Global Roots Festival reaches 3,000 audience members with performances, educational programs, and workshops featuring established and emerging international musicians, presenting unique and innovative artistic voices from diverse cultures. The Global Roots Festival is completely free for audiences, though reservations are encouraged for the evening performances.

SK Kakraba was born in Saru, a small farming community in the northern region of Ghana, an area known for its many great xylophone players. His uncle, Kakraba Lobi, was one of the first gyil player to tour, lecture and record internationally. Sk Kakraba undertook traditional training in xylophone from a young age. Later, he was brought by his uncle to Accra to work as a performer and instructor at the International Center for African Music at the University of Ghana. In the year 2000-2001, SK began touring internationally to share his culture, performing in Jordan, Switzerland, and seven African countries. In 2002, he released his first recording Gandayina: Xylophone Music of Ghana (Pentatonic Press). In 2012 SK relocated to Los Angeles and began working with local musicians to create a new blend of traditional and modern music.

Live electronic production collective Palenke Soultribe (PST) are taking electronic music to new heights by deconstructing Afro-Colombian rhythms and blending them with modern beats, catchy bass lines and synthesized arpeggios. Based in Los Angeles, Palenke Soultribe puts on energetic shows, and are consistently releasing albums and remixes that push the envelope visually and conceptually. They represent a new generation of Colombian musicians ready to break all the rules.
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