MISSOULA – University of Montana Dennison Theatre Productions presents “An Evening of World Music, Drumming and Dance” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre.
The concert features Okaidja Afroso of Ghana and his band Shokoto along with Missoula’s own Drum Brothers.
Afroso was born and raised in Ghana in a very musical family. He was accepted as a professional musician and dancer for the Ghana Dance Ensemble at the prestigious University of Ghana’s Institute of African Studies. Later, he became a member of the legendary Obo Addy’s band Okropong and then went solo with his own ensemble, Shokoto.
The Drum Brothers have been a mainstay of the Montana world music and drumming scene since 1994 and have performed throughout the Northwest.
Tickets cost $15 in advance or $17 the day of the show. They can be purchased online at http://www.umt.edu/griztix/, by phone at 406-243-4051 or 888-MONTANA, and at all GrizTix outlets, including Worden’s Market, Southgate Mall, MSO Hub, The Source in the University Center and the Adams Center Box Office. Children 12 and younger get in free when accompanied by an adult.
Photo cutline: Shokoto performing; photo credit: Okaidja Afroso