Lamine Touré and Group Saloum at the Gloucester Maritime Center
Presented by The North Shore Jazz Project
August 4, 2012
The North Shore Jazz Project presents:
Lamine Touré and Group Saloum, at the Gloucester Maritime Center, 23 Harbor Loop, Sat., August 4, 2012; Waterfront Concert begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25- Kids under 18 are free.
Free clinic for drum students is at 3:00-4:30 pm (bring your drum)
The North Shore Jazz Project is very excited to present this encore performance of Lamine Touré and Group Saloum. Come out and dance on the beautiful waterfront at the Gloucester Maritime Center, and prepare yourself for a very cool evening of hot Afro-pop. Amadou Lamine Touré comes from a long line of griots, a caste of musicians and oral historians among the Wolof people of Senegal. Lamine now lives, teaches, and performs in the Boston area. This concert is a benefit for both the Gloucester Maritime Center and the NSJP.
Group Saloum is Boston’s hottest Afro-pop band. Founded by world-renowned griot percussionist Lamine Touré, Group Saloum fuses Senegalese mbalax with elements of jazz, funk, reggae, and Afrobeat. Group Saloum performs original mbalax music highlighted by the infectious rhythms of Touré’s sabar drums, drawing upon the collective creativity of some of Boston’s most talented musicians.
Since its inception, the North Shore Jazz Project has been on a mission to create an environment where music education, performance and appreciation can flourish. They have presented several standing room only events with top quality performances, inspirational school workshops and an All Star Band made up of talented high-school students from all over the region.
The Gloucester Maritime Center is a grassroots nonprofit organization. The goals of Maritime Gloucester are to champion the preservation of Gloucester's maritime history and traditions and to serve as a resource for the study of marine science and technology.