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A deluge of African beats will descend on Byron Bay this Saturday when A Taste of Africa comes to the Byron Theatre.
Lead by local Ghanaian dance and drumming maestro Gabriel Otu, the show will feature music and dance from Guinea, South Africa, Ghana and the Congo.
‘This is going to be a really special collaboration,’ Mr Otu said.
‘There’s some amazing performers in the group, including Nii Joe, Ezi Bortei, Joe Vanderpol and Mario Conde Cuarita from Bolivia.
‘When you get these guys together, magic happens.’
As well as high energy African dance, the night will feature an array of traditional African percussion, including the djembes, doun doun’s, kick-bass, shakers, bells and asalato.
These rich African sounds will unfurl through a series of traditional African songs which the audience will be encouraged to sing along to.
The event runs from 6.30pm to 11pm at Byron Theatre.
Tickets: $30 for adults, children $15, available at www.byroncentre.com.au

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