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Youssoupha Sidibe and Drumspyder

Get ready to dance – This special double bill is full of rhythm that’ll get your feet moving!

Sunday, July 3rd – 6pm
On the Village Green
203 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, WA 98245
Tickets are complimentary thanks to our wonderful Summer Series Sponsors!


 

Youssoupha Sidibe

Youssoupha Sidibe is a Senegalese West African Kora (African Harp) player. Throw out all your ideas of what a harpist is, Youssoupha breaks out of traditional Kora styles many hundreds of years old, to create a new style that has never been heard before, blending aspects of Reggae and western music.

Through many collaborations, and countless performances over the course of 25 years, Youssoupha has developed thousands of fans all over the world. He has performed and recorded with many exceptional musicians.

Grammy nominated for his collaboration with Matisyahu (Youth), he has released albums with the late Charles Neville (Tree of Life), Midnite (For All), Steve Kimock, and a duet with Michael Franti (What I be), and performed live with India Arie, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident, Chris Berry Trio, Shimshai, and many others.

Youssoupha has performed at some of the most famous festivals and venues in the world including The Hammerstein Ballroom NYC, The Warfield Theatre SF CA, The African Festival of the Arts Chicago, Reggae Rising, Reggae on the River CA, Stanford University, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues British Columbia, to name a few.

Website: https://youssouphasidibe.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/Youssouphasidibe

 

Drumspyder

For over a decade, Scott Sterling has been weaving rhythm, melody, and line as Drumspyder, exploring the Heathen and Celtic old ways in vital contemporary expressions.

Celtic Folktronica: Scott brings a deep love of rhythm to his distinctive style of percussion-driven dance music.  An expert percussionist specializing in tamborines and framedrums, he weaves together intricate hand percussion and bass-heavy production into finely sculpted grooves, equally inspirational to the dancefloor and the on-stage performer. Drawing inspiration from the Folk, Medieval, and Renaissance music of the British Islands, his music is a unique alchemy of musical  traditions, energetic tribal rhythms, and pagan atmosphere.

Celtic & Heathen Arts: As a visual artist, Scott is developing an intricate and elegant style of painting, ink drawing and vector design. He is inspired by Celtic Insular, Viking and Medieval Gothic styles, and brings them into the present age to illuminate themes of the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic spiritual traditions.