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URBAN FOLI: 2014 Baltimore Rhythm Festival

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Connect with Us! Booking: www.UrbanFoli.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/urbanfoli Twitter/Instagram: @urbanfoli Videography: Black Mission Media ===================== Urban Foli is a musical theater performance group that expresses traditional African drumming and dance bridged with contemporary sound and movements. The focus is to cultivate a mixture of West African and African American percussion and culture. Under ancient tradition, each ethnic group or percussionist develops their own sound; Urban Foli encourages its members to combine ancient teachings with the evolution of R&B and hip-hop culture. The goal is not only to preserve traditional music and history, but to continue the legacy of percussion and movement that has been passed down in the Americas. The group’s mission is to expose as many as possible to a Neo-traditional sound. ================================== About the Baltimore Rhythm Festival: http://rhythmfest.wordpress.com/ Rhythm unites and defines us, and the ground of rhythm is the ground where people connect, The Baltimore Rhythm Festival celebrates these truths through a joyous, highly participatory celebration of rhythm that brings people together. Relaunched after a hiatus of seven years, this year’s festival offers a vibrant space for participation, appreciation, and transformation. Beginning with a blessing at 11:30, and lasting all day until 9:30 PM, the festival features a richly diverse line up of teachers and performers. Maybe just as important, the festival invites YOU to participate — to dance, to drum, to sing, to connect. Highlights of the festival include a variety of workshops, kid’s drum circles, some of the regions finest drum makers, great food and crafts, and ample space and time for open jams as well as semi-structured improvisations and mini performances. The evening concert begins with the spirited offerings of the Connexions School Djembe Ensemble, the Baltimore Premiere of the soul moving Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change, and the scorching virtuosity of Urban Foli led by Master Djembefola Menes Yahudah. ===================== Connect with Us! Booking: www.UrbanFoli.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/urbanfoli Twitter/Instagram: @urbanfoli =====================