When: Fri., Dec. 8, 8 p.m.
Akwaaba African Ensemble, Ngoma World Percussion Ensemble, and Pan-Jumbies Steel Band present a program of music from West Africa and the Caribbean with special guest artist Chinelo Amen-Ra. Born into the Ngoma Za Amen-Ra Dance Theatre of Detroit, Chinelo has devoted his life to performing, studying and teaching rhythms of the African Diaspora. He was a 2016 Kresge Music Fellow and has been widely praised for his powerful and expressive drumming. Mark Stone and Patrick Fitzgibbon, ensemble directors.