Wadaba at Fresno Rogue Festival, originally uploaded by Donna Waddell-Solis.
Wadaba, the 'Great Panther of Guinea', together with his full ensemble of skilled local drummers and dancers, performed at the Fresno Rogue Festival on Saturday evening at the California Arts Academy-Severance. Wadaba is an exciting world-class authentic true Master of the djembe drum. Village-raised in sub-Saharan Africa, and apprenticed with the great master, Famoudou Konate. You can find a few more photos from Saturday's performance here.
Wadaba will have 3 more performance at the 2010 Rogue Festival and this Fresno real estate agent highly recommends attending at least one of them. Sunday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m.; Friday, March 12 at 10:00 p.m.; and Saturday, March 13 at 5:15 p.m. All concerts at at the Carlifornia Arts Academy-Severance, 1401 N. Wishon at Floradora in Fresno's Tower District. Tickets cost $7 per person, no pre-sale tickets so plan to show up alittle early.
Wadaba and his wife, Keio Ogawa now live in Three Rivers and teach authentic West African drum arrangements in Visalia. For more information and booking, call 559-561-6556
The Rogue Performance Festival enters its exciting ninth year celebrating Independent Performance and Art … and has grown into one of the biggest festivals of its kind in the West! Started in 2002, this annual non-curated, non-juried festival showcases a variety of disciplines including theatre, dance, music, puppetry, storytelling, spoken word, visual art and film. For more information about 2010 Rogue performances visit their web site at roguefestival.com/rogue2010.