Before they rock FirstWorks' Urban Carnevale this weekend, catch Ribab Fusion's acoustic jam on Friday, Sept. 19, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Lower Commons. A feverishly funky sign of a new era, Ribab Fusion celebrates Morocco’s Amazigh culture as it flies from '70s-style funk to Afropop vibes, from slow jams to high-energy call-and-response. The one-stringed bowed ribab weaves legacies of music past and present, sometimes gritty, sometimes soothing.
The Global Music Café Series is an opportunity to take a break from a busy week, and engage informally with musicians and music from around the world. This week, musicians are especially invited to join a musical dialogue with this great band. Anyone interested, musician or not, is welcome to drop by.
The band is coming to Rhode Island thanks to FirstWorks, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. They'll be performing at FirstWorks’ Urban Carnavale on September 20 at 5:30 p.m., at Kennedy Plaza. For a taste of Ribab Fusion's work, watch this video of their song "Agadir Oufella" or their acoustic version of "Agadir Oufella."
Sponsored by the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs, Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, and the Intercultural Center. For more information, contact the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs at 401-254-3899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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