Kahilu Theatre Presents West African Dance Yankady and Bluesman Keb Mo

“YANKADY, Here is Good?” is a new original work choreographed by Master Dancer and Musician Fara Tolno of Guinea, West Africa, and written and directed by Fara Tolno and Michal Anna Carrillo.

Fara Tolno

Fara Tolno

Kahilu Theatre will host two performances, on Saturday October 19 at 7pm and Sunday October 20 at 2pm.  Tickets are $20, $25, $35 and $45, with discounts for Kahilu Theatre members.

The YANKADY performance will be a feast for the senses that is sure to provoke thought and wonder. Steeped in West African Dance and Music, it is a fusion work that explores first and third world concepts through the vehicle of dance. The show will be performed by The Lavaroots Dance Company & Fara Tolno, with special guest artists Naby Bangoura, Sekou Camara, Shizuno Nasu and David Chapman.  Kahilu is delighted to feature this incredible multi-media dance production in its Season, and is also happy to offer two schools shows of YANKADY on Monday October 21st.

AND… On Thursday October 17th at 8pm, Kahilu Theatre presents Keb’ Mo’

Keb’ Mo’ is a multiple Grammy Award-winning blues musician – he is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter, originally from Chicago and currently living in Nashville, Tennessee.

Keb Mo

Keb Mo

He has been described as “a living link to the seminal Delta blues that travelled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America.” His post-modern blues style is influenced by many eras and genres, including folk, rock, jazz and pop. The moniker “Keb Mo” was coined by his original drummer, Quentin Dennard, and picked up by his record label as a “street talk” abbreviation of his given name.

Tickets for Keb Mo are priced $20, $34, $44 and $64, with discounts for Kahilu Theatre members.

Tickets for all Kahilu Theatre shows are available online 24/7 at http://www.kahilutheatre.org, or call 885-6868, or walk in to the Theatre, 9am to 12noon, Monday to Friday.

 

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