"Zansa" is a street word from the Ivory Coast meaning "a blend" and newly-formed Asheville-based electric West African ensemble Zansa (featuring members of Afromotive) is just that. The group mixes modern and traditional styles, African and American sounds, folk and Afropop, rock and reggae. Adama Dembele, a 33rd-generation djembe player from the Ivory Coast leads the group. Zansa performs at Hole n’ da Wall (44 S. Market St., Asheville) on Wednesday, June 29, 9:30 p.m. Donations accepted. facebook.com/zansamusic.
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