African Guitar Summit comes to Traverse City's Dennos Museum Center

In 2007 the African Guitar Summit played to a sold out house at the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. No doubt, Traverse City’s Dennos Museum Center will fill again when the Canadian group plays Friday, February 4, 2011 at 8 p.m. “This is a concert that will have you dancing in the aisles,” says Gene Jenneman, director of Traverse City’s Dennos Museum Center. “We are the only venue to get this amazing group into the United States. You do not want to miss this concert!”

The African Guitar Summit is a star-studded collaborative project uniting the talents of Canada’s best guitarists of African origin. Theo Boakye, Pa Joe, Mighty Popo, Donné Roberts, Madagascar Slim, Adam Solomon and Alpha Ya Ya Diallo are each experts with their individual style, and together they have created real musical magic. Making only their second appearance in the United States, this performance will offer music from Kenya, Ghana, Madagascar, Guinea, Rwanda, Mali, and Cameroon. 

Todd Fraracci, a CBC producer/ engineer and African-music enthusiast, conceptualized the project while working on CBC Radio’s “On Stage” program. The first CD entitled African Guitar Summit won the 2005 Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for World Music Album of the Year. Their second album African Guitar Summit II was nominated for a Juno for World Music Album of the Year in 2007.

Todd Fraracci, a CBC producer/ engineer and African-music enthusiast, conceptualized the project while working on CBC Radio’s “On Stage” program. The first CD entitled African Guitar Summit won the 2005 Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for World Music Album of the Year. Their second album African Guitar Summit II was nominated for a Juno for World Music Album of the Year in 2007. 
Tickets are $25 advance, $28 at the door and $22 for museum members. Tickets may be purchased on line at dennosmuseum.org or by calling the box office at 231-995-1553.

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