World Music Concert Will Feature Sounds of Ashanti African Roots

Combine powerful horns, a tight rhythm section, mighty African drumming, percussion with hypnotizing melodies and you get this year’s World Music Concert at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

The free concert will feature the Ashanti African Roots Band and will be held Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium, located at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

Originally from Ghana Africa, Ashanti tribesman Michael Opoku brings with him years of experience as a musician and sound engineer. His group, Ashanti African Roots, started almost exclusively with African immigrants and has evolved over the years into a blend of African and American musicians. Together they perform a cultural mix of soca, highlife, reggae, and funky soul found in their original and covered repertoire.

Nebraska Wesleyan’s World Music Concert is made possible by the NWU Music Department, the NWU Wolfe Fund for Diversity Programs, and the NWU Global Studies Program.

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