Steve Peake artistic director
Mbilou Bwiti Nganga ceremony leader

 

Renowned for the quality of their singing and their accessible, funky, danceable drumming grooves, the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana return to WMC to present a unique collaboration with Mbilou, who is a spiritual healer, musician and dancer from Gabon. The show will feature songs, rhythms and dances using traditional Ghanaian percussion, combined with those commonly used in the ceremonies of the Bwiti people from the forest regions of equatorial West Africa. The Bwiti songs will also feature the Mungongo mouthbow and Ngoma-Ngombi, a sacred harp said to speak to ancestral voices.