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 — and sharing the stage with Zansa at Isis Music Hall on Friday, April 18. “We want to transport people to my village,” says Dembele, “and show them what a West African dance party is like.” The evening includes Ivory Coast guitarist Moussa Kone; Spanish/Middle Eastern fusion outfit Juan Benavides Group opens; and Chef Mike Mahoney prepares globally inspired dinner specials. 9 p.m., $10/$12. isisasheville.com. Photo courtesy of the artist
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