Free Outdoor Concert by African Electronica Band Kicks Off CFA Summer Series
Burkina Electric is the first electronica band from Burkina Faso, in the deep interior of West Africa. Their music combines the traditions and rhythms of Burkina Faso with contemporary electronic dance culture, sampling unusual rhythms and incorporating sounds of traditional African instruments and “found” sounds recorded in Burkina Faso. Led by composer Lukas Ligeti, the group is composed of four musicians and two dancers who collaborate to create their unique music and dance fusion. Since its formation, Burkina Electric has performed all across the globe, at venues such as the Festival Jazz a Ouaga in Burkina Faso, Joe’s Pub in New York City, and the Arab-American National Museum in Detroit, and has collaborated with an array of talented artists including Toumani Diabate.
“An irresistible blend of West African music and electronica.”—New York Times
Burkina Electric is Mai Lingani (vocals), Wende K. Bass (guitar), Pyrolator (electronicist/VJ), Lukas Ligeti (drummer/electronicist), as well as Zoko Zoko and Vicky (dancers/choreographers).
For more information, visit: http://www.myspace.com/burkinaelectric
For video, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=HNr8ao-WCFk
Date: Thursday, July 1
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: CFA Courtyard (rainsite: CFA Theater)