Lelele Afrika Live on Showcase Wednesday

This month’s Showcase Wednesday takes you to the Coast for a taste of taarab music with Lelele Afrika.  Lelele Afrika was formed in 2010 but sadly two of the founding members have since passed on.  Lelele Afrika is one of only a handful of groups on the Kenyan coast that continue the age-old taarab musical traditions. The group aims to conserve the traditional acoustic taarab with lyrics drawn from Swahili poems.  In this concert, the group is joined by the versatile guitarist, Eddie Grey, the tabla player Prasad Velankar, and Baluka on double bass. This sublime performance follows a short residency around taarab music.   Join us for an enchanting musical journey to the Swahili Coast with Lelele Afrika.