Zansa

Zansa

The music of Zansa (a Nouchi slang word from the Ivory Coast meaning combination, or blend) is a mix of traditional and modern styles from West Africa, America, and beyond. The Asheville-based ensemble blends African folk songs with modern afropop and the driving, pulsating rhythms of African drumming. Hints of rock, afrobeat, and Latin music are also woven into the mix. The result is an original take on the authentic sounds of West Africa.

Zansa is led by 33rd generation djembe player Adama Dembele, whose musical career began in the late... more