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Live at the Gantries: Akoko Nante
August 20, at 7pm
Akoko Nante Ensemble is a Pan African percussion/vocal group based out of Queens, NY. The Ensemble presents music that has been harvested from the continent of Africa and through its diaspora. The court of the royal palaces of Ghana, the groves of old Haiti, and the seaside shanties of Cuba are some of the locales evoked during Akoko Nante’s high energy performances. Formed in 2011, Akoko Nante’s mission is to display the beauty and diversity of Africa; weaving together the musical threads of many nations to compose sonic tapestries. Akoko Nante Ensemble has performed at such illustrious places as: Shrine World Music Venue, The Jalopy Theatre, Barbes, The Afrikan Poetry Theater,and SIlvana. Outdoor festivals the ensemble has played in include Celebrate Brooklyn, International African Arts Festival, and more.