African Percussion Workshop and Concert by Kantinka

Featuring Nana Frimpong and Romero Wyatt

Workshop @ 2:15pm – 4:30pm

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African percussion masters Romero Wyatt and Nana Frimpong will teach
this percussion workshop on technique and rhythms and the importance of
drumming in native cultures. Appropriate for all levels of players, and
drums will be available. Those bringing their own receive a discount.

Concert @ 7:30 pm – 9:30pm

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KANTINKA is a World Beat percussive-driven project with very deep lyrics and up-lifting spoken word messages. Audiences will find themselves dancing and singing along to the rhythms and music.

Nana Frimpong sings Lead Vocals and plays percussion. He was introduced to the colorful traditional  ceremonies of the Ashanti people in hisnative Ghana at an early age. Nana has performed in a variety of venues throughout the Washington, DC area including the Smithsonian Institute, National Geographic, and performed in a number of outdoor concerts celebrating the rich history of West African music.

Romero Wyatt is the Kantinka Project Director, percussionist and vocalist. He is a percussion instructor, composer, producer, studio engineer, and owner of Drumtalk39 Entertainment LLC and Trusounds Recording Studio. Romero is also an internationally recognized recording artist who has produced and performed on numerous CD’s (available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and more ).

Saleem Wayne Waters plays electric wind instruments. Saleem is a multi- instrumentalist who plays over 20
instruments. He has performed with musicians from around the world. His repertoire of music covers Jazz,
Reggae, African, Salsa, Indian, R&B, World Beat, and Gospel.

Jon Poindextor is on bass guitar. He is a versatile bassist who plays gospel, funk, R&B, reggae, and Jazz, and in
later years has added traditional African music to his skill set.

Amirah Christine Warren is on vocals: Amirah Christine is a classically trained singer who is native to the
Washington area. Her experience with choirs has afforded her the opportunity to perform internationally.

Members of the UUCSS Sanctuary Singers will provide soulful vocal support