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Batuki Music presents the AFRICAN GUITAR SUMMIT at the Lula Lounge on June 27th

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    Batuki Music Society presents an AfriCanada Day Special featuring the AFRICAN GUITAR SUMMIT on Thursday June 27th at the Lula Lounge.  Indulge in the sounds
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      Batuki Music Society presents an AfriCanada Day Special
      featuring the AFRICAN GUITAR SUMMIT on Thursday June 27th at the
      Lula Lounge. 
      Indulge in the sounds of the finest Canadian guitarists of African
      origin! This star-studded collective unites the talents of 9 musicians, each an
      expert in their individual style and together creating musical magic with
      African Guitar Summit. Experience live this superb and unique achievement for
      African music; the mix of musicians who are distinct in cultural backgrounds
      and languages yet sharing stories and singing each other’s praises, the
      inspiration of these skilled hands and voices joined in common to reach the
      summit… A truly incredible experience!


      Almost ten years ago, when the members of African Guitar
      Summit were recruited by CBC Radio for first a concert at Toronto's Glenn Gould
      Studio, and subsequently a recording, the idea of musicians from different
      backgrounds playing together was less prevalent. Not so today.


      Then as now, the ensemble represented a uniquely Canadian
      cultural identity: "a diverse group... who have all brought... gifts of
      their own to this country." That reflection was substantiated both by the
      2005 Juno Award won by that debut album, and by the group's appearance a few
      months later at the Live 8 concert in Barrie, which showcased the best of
      Canadian talent to an international audience. Since that breakthrough, followed
      by a second CD and countless kilometres of touring, African Guitar Summit remains
      "a miracle of compromise and teamwork: each guitarist is a lead voice in
      their own right, and they work with disparate styles that might otherwise seem
      irreconcilable"...  worthy
      'musical ambassadors' for an early start to Canada Day celebrations.


      The 'Toronto-combo' of African Guitar Summit for this 'AfriCanada
      Day Special' features: from Ghana, the elder master of the guitar, Pa Joe, with
      'golden voice' Theo Boakye, the solid bass lines of Ebenezer Agyekum, and the
      heartbeat of drummer Kofi Ackah; from Kenya, the fiesta guitar of Professor
      Adam Solomon; and from Madagascar, the quicksilver guitars and harmonies of
      Donne Roberts, and multiple Juno Award winner Madagascar Slim.



      Date:        Thursday, June 27,

      Venue:      Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W.

                       Reserve for dinner to guarantee seating – 416 588 0307 www.lula.ca

      Time:        Entry 8 PM, show 9 PM

      $20 advance / $25 door  www.batukimusic.com

      Info:          info@... 

      Batuki Music Society gratefully acknowledges the support of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council. 


      Batuki Music SocietyP.O. Box 68585
      360A Bloor St. W.Toronto, ONM5S 1X0
      "nurturing and strengthening cultural diversity through music and the arts."  

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