The West African word soumu may not be a part of the average Ashevillean’s lexicon, but it’s an easy enough concept to get behind. A soumu is an all-encompassing party with music, dance, food and art. Now in its second year, the West African celebration takes place at The Orange Peel on Thursday, June 5 at 7 […]
Zansa kicks off big summer plans at Mountain Sports Festival Asheville Afropop band Zansa’s name comes from a Nouchi slang word from Ivory Coast meaning “combination” or “blend.” True to that moniker, Adama Dembele (lead vocals and djembe), Patrick Fitzsimons (guitar), Sean Mason (drum set), Ryan Reardon (bass) and Matt Williams (acoustic and electric violins […]
Local Afropop band Zansa has big news: Frontman Adama Dembele recently returned from a trip to his home country, Ivory Coast, where he performed at the weeklong MASA Festival, according to a press release. Fellow Ivory Coast native and dancer Barakissa Coulibaly (pictured) just made her way to Asheville, where she’ll be teaching and performing […]
Local Afropop ensemble Zansa hosts an evening of music at BoBo Gallery, every Thursday (except Thanksgiving) in November.
Lace up your dancing shoes because this weekend features a variety of shows and parties sure to keep toes tapping and booties shaking into the early morning hours. As always, share more low-cost events in the comments section.
An evening with Afropop ensemble Zansa and DJ Adama. At BoBo Gallery on Friday, Dec. 30. (Photo by Cameron Yeager.)
Local African-influenced collective Zansa announces a residency at Hole N Da Wall (44 S. Market St., above Simma Down Cafe) every Wednesday in September. The first show is tomorrow at 10 p.m., cover is $2.