Monday, May 9, 2011
Diallo Sumbry for Farafina Kan
"Africa Underground” at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art is going to be a great event. Farafina Kan performs traditional West African music, dance and song by way of the Djembe orchestra and much of what we do is represented in the museum visually so it’s a great match. Even folks not familiar with what we do specifically can't resist the temptation to dance once they hear the drums and the African feeling gets under their skin. Being of the hip-hop generation, we love to mix our traditional music with hip hop, reggae, go go, live deejaying and other forms of contemporary music to give us a unique approach to traditional West African Dance and Drum. We’re excited to be there and to share the stage with Spyda makes it that much better – he’s our DJ of choice whether we’re playing or not. I strongly advise everybody reading this to get your tickets and make sure you bring your dancing shoes.