Biko Cassini Karl Speers


Nov 20 2021


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Live Music: Biko Casini & Kevin Spears

Join us for this collaborative drum session! Biko Casini is a percussionist, ngoni player, and songwriter who is best known for his roll as the backbeat of Rising Appalachi, and as a member of the West African contemporary duo Arouna & Biko. His love of tradition dovetails with his passion for experimentation and create a sound that is both organic and futuristic…acoustic and subsonic. Biko strives to use music as as bridge between cultures and viewpoint…and provide for music to be built upon.
Kevin Spears: considered by many as one of the most gifted Kalimba players alive today, Kevin Spears aka Kalimbaman has masterfully rewritten what is possible on the traditional African instrument called Kalimba

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Mayani is a Maasai boy from longido Arusha. He went to boarding school at 6 years old and lost his Maasai language and tradition. Since joining the LEAF program, he has learned to sing Maasai songs, practiced the ‘jump’ tradition and wear Maasai shukas (traditional clothing). Mayani is extremely happy and is currently teaching other youth the culture.