14TH ANNUAL AFRO ROOTS WORLD MUSIC FEST
SET TO HIT THE STAGE JULY 21 2012
Community Arts and Culture and 7th Circuit Productions announced that the 14th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival will take place on Saturday, July 21 at 7th Circuit Studios in Miami, Florida. Click here to grab pre-sale tickets.
The evening will feature an array of percussion driving acts like the Afro-Venezuelan electronica group Venezoniks, spearheaded by Elastic Bond keyboardist/producer Andres Ponce, Haitian Racine legend Sanba Zao and West African Senegalese Kora master and griot from Senegal, Morikeba Kouyate. The night will also feature a new Cuban Son duo called Cortadito, the "Afrogalactic Tropidelic" sounds of the Nag Champayons, and headliner Toubab Krewe; a band that mixes West African rhythms with American musical styles.
Celebrating 14 years of serving Miami Dade County with quality programs, the festival has been able to expand its reach beyond local South Florida artists by bringing in performers from African countries such as Senegal, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, and the Republic of Congo. This global connection through music has helped the festival evolve into one of Miami's most culturally diverse events.
Morikeba Kouyate and Friends