Saturday, July 15, 2017
Nigerian drumming ensembleSanta Fe, NMEntrance to International Folk Art Market11 a.m. to noon
Agalu played for an estimated 5,000 people at last year’s International Folk Market! Southwest Roots Music is proud to again present this free concert with the Santa Fe-based troupe, an ensemble from Nigeria that keeps alive traditional Yoruba stories, rituals and mythology through drumming, storytelling and dance. Led by 9th-generation Yoruba drummer Akeem Ayanniyi, Agalu sings & plays the traditional talking drum, ashiko, djembe and bata drums. The group has toured much of the world and performed at the Smithsonian Institute; the Brooklyn Academy of Music; the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe; Afrikadey! in Calgary; the New Mexico Jazz & International Music Festival; and the Thirsty Ear Festival.
The largest international folk art market in the world, the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market features more than 150 established traditional artists from over 40 countries displaying, demonstrating, and selling their work. Please note this free concert will be held at the entrance to Folk Market (but entry into the market itself is ticketed). Visitors must use a free park-and-ride service provided by the city. Please see GETTING THERE for important info on parking/transportation.
11 a.m. to noon @ entrance to Folk Market.