Fabulous Jenbe Kids on New Drums: bringing new flavors

Jan 21, 12 Fabulous Jenbe Kids on New Drums: bringing new flavors

The Three Rivers Jenbe Ensemble Saturday night reprised its initial performance at the Friendly Fox Coffeehouse on Fort Wayne’s South Side with a rousing performance that warmed patrons despite the intemperate weather that blanketed the region with a few inches of heavy snow. Bringing their regular traditional Guinean dunun and jenbe drums interpretations of the music of the Mande-speaking people of West Afrika, the ensemble fortified their instrumental range with the addition of the Nigerian Ekwe and Guinean Krin drums.

The ensemble is recruting students interested in learning about the Afrikan heritage in American music. For more information call TRIAAC at 260 969-9442 or hit the button and fill out the audition application and email to [email protected]

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