Smart Bet extra: Djembefola Bolokada Conde

It’s not every day you get to meet a West African djembefola (master drummer), but on Friday, Aug. 5, Bolokada Conde — a percussionist and performer from Guinee — will appear at Jubilee! He’ll play with Asheville’s Chikomo Marimba and the Skinny Beats Drum Crew at 7 p.m.. The next day, Saturday, Aug. 6, he’ll do another show at Skinny Beats Drum Shop (4 Eagle St.). Conde “has a passionate style of drumming that connects the audience with a loving and genuine expression.” Tickets are $18 in advance/$ 22 at the door for each show and can be purchased by phone at 768-2826 or at Skinny Beats Drum Shop. Conde will also lead group drum classes for beginner at Skinny Beats on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 6, 1 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m. skinnybeatsdrums.com

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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