A concert of songs from West Africa
An exploration of the sounds and songs of West Africa. Recently performed as aNew York Times “top pick” in the Spring of 2016, Dawn performed alongside renowned master musician colleagues, Yacouba Sissoko, Kevin Nathaniel Hylton, Kofo “the Wonderman”, and Anicet Munundu, traditional music from West Africa, including Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, sung and played on instruments including the kora, the djbeme, talking drums, mbira, and the shekere.
The songs in their original forms were arranged and composed by some of West African greats – Akin Euba, H. Kwabena Nketia, Joshua Uzoigwe, and Princess Hawa Daisy Moore.
Research and performances of traditional music from Africa continue.
West African “Tradi-Moderne” Sound
In the summer of 2016, Dawn collaborated with master Senegalese master guitarist, Baye Mahanta Diop, on arrangements and performances of longtime West African songs of her repertoire, creating a new “tradi-moderne” sound that captures the sounds of West Africa.