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I love Facebook! From time to time, someone posts some wonderful tidbits that are worthy of reposting. Here is one such tidbit sent to our in-box by a friend who knows we love Orisha music. Chacao, of Cuban fame, performs a suite for Eleggua, Orisha of the Crossroads. This piece is really sweet. In addition to nice harmonies (often lacking in Orisha music) Chacao adds some tasty little runs on the cello. A classical touch. Now that’s nice!
Fara Tolnowas born in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa. He spent his youth in the village of Kissidugu and Guinea’s capital city, Conakry. He started playing djembe at the age of nine and is a master of the Djembe, Dounnoun and various other instruments including bellaphone and flute. Fara spent nine years as the lead drummer for Les Merveilles (The Marvelous) de Guinea under the tutelage of West Africa’s most influential director and choreographer, Kemoko Sano.