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Oct. 4: Master Drummer Sowah Mensah

Performance to take place in Halling Recital Hall.

2015-10-05
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 9-13-2015

Mankato, Minn. - Sowah Mensah and Sankofa will perform on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. on the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall stage of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave. The concert features music and dance from Ghana and Nigeria.

Sowah Mensah is an ethnomusicologist, composer and a master drummer from Ghana, West Africa. Sowah has taught music in both Ghana and Nigeria and is currently a music professor at both Macalester College, and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where he also directs each school’s African Music Ensemble.

Sowah is the director of Sankofa, a Ghanaian Folklore and Dance Ensemble. In May 2000 he made his Carnegie Hall, New York debut as a soloist in David Fanshaw’s African Sanctus.

Concert admission is $15, $13 for students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music. For more information, call the Performance Series office, 507-389-5549.
 

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