West African drumming and dance are in the spotlight at the official CD release party for Kikeyambay Afro-beat Orchestra. Led by Guinean djembé player and vocalist Alseny Diallo, the 12-piece orchestra plays a unique blend of modern and traditional West African music, incorporating a mixture of reggae and Afrobeat influences.
The musicians will be joined by dancers from Victoria’s Dancing Moon Multicultural Arts Company, led by Ilana Moon.
The celebration of music and dance happens at Metropolis Sept. 16. Tickets are $15 in advance, available at Lyle’s Place, or $18 at the door. The show starts at 8 p.m. M
By Ryan Flaherty