Celebration of African food, music at Ten Thousand Villages

By on August 10, 2016

On Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m., drum ensemble Bambada! led by Tammi Hessen, will perform at The Café @ Ten Thousand Villages.

The event also features a dinner buffet with African foods.Bumbada’s performance will involve the audience with rhythms and simple, joyful movement.

Tammi Hessen is a Lancaster-based drummer who has been studying in the West African hand drum tradition of djembe. She has traveled to Africa to study drumming and studies under djembe master Mamady Keita, and master drum maker/cultural educator Baile McKnight. She has also studied with Menes Yahuda, Salim Ajanku of Sankofa Dance Theater, Mahiri Keita, Ubaka Hill, and other drumming instructors who travel around to teach.

Reservations are required for the evening, and can be made at the store’s website, ephrata.tenthousandvillages.com. Tickets are $14.95 for adults and $7.95 for children ages 4-10. The deadline to register is Aug. 11.

To learn more, call the store at 721-8400.

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