SOFA 2018: Massamba Diop, The Hidden Hero Behind The Music Of Black Panther

Massamba Black Panther

Massamba Diop is perhaps the world’s most renowned master of the Tama, a talking drum from Senegal, West Africa. Most recently, Massamba has received much acclaim for his collaboration on Marvel’s Black Panther soundtrack, providing the drumming for King Tchalla’s theme music, heard throughout the film whenever the title character makes an entrance. He also …

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SOFA Spotlight: Etienne Cakpo, The Artist Who Resurrected The African Traditional And Contemporary Dance

Etienne Capko - Spirit Of Africa

Originally from Benin, Etienne Cakpo is the Artistic Director and lead choreographer/dancer of Gansango Music and Dance. Etienne has been building his repertoire of traditional and modern dance for over thirty years. As director of Gansango Music & Dance, Etienne leads the company’s work with dozens of public libraries, schools and independent arts agencies locally …

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SOFA Spotlight: Yaw Amponsah, Master of the Ashanti Percussion

Yaw Amponsah Spirit Of Africa Festival

Yaw Amponsah was raised in musical family from Ghana, West Africa. He was exposed to the arts and culture by his father, the legendary Ghanaian musician Koo Nimo. As a young boy he was immersed in the complex drumming culture of the “Ashanti” people. A versatile percussionist, he plays many styles of music from Ghana such …

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SOFA Spotlight: Nansare Consolata, fashion stylist, entrepreneur and community activist

Nansare - Spirit OF Africa

SOFA Spotlight: Explore the work of Nansare Consolata, fashion stylist, entrepreneur and community activist This week’s focus is going to feature Nansare, a local African Black woman entrepreneur who has influenced the North West African community as a whole and the Black youth in particular. “African Print Takeover” was founded in 2016 Formally known as …

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African Market Place

Spirit Of Africa Market Place

SOA 2018 Vendor Registration For business owners and vendors who sell authentic African goods, we have limited space available for the African Market Place. Please visit the below link to make your reservation ASAP. http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3497305/SOA-2018-Vendor-Registration-Form About Spirit of Africa Festival at Seattle Center Vendor Contact:  Gora Diop, (206) 802-24496, gora.diop1@gmail.com Date Saturday, May 12, 2018. …

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