Get your groove on with FulaMuse at The Palms on Saturday, Sept. 28

FulaMuse will bring soulful and groove-worthy music with influences from American folk to West African hunters’ songs to The Palms Playhouse on Saturday, Sept. 28
Combining MaMuse and The Fula Brothers, FulaMuse is (clockwise from top left) Mamadou Sidibe, Walter Strauss, Sarah Nutting, Kendrick Freeman and Karishna Longaker. FulaMuse will bring danceable music to The Palms Playhouse in Winters on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 general/$12 students. Courtesy photo

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Combining MaMuse and The Fula Brothers, FulaMuse is a high-spirited meeting of veteran performers from West Africa and America, each with a history of innovation and collaboration with some of the beloved musicians of these cultures.    They weave West African hunters harp, fingerstyle guitar, drums, songbird vocals, bass, ukulele and a boatload of improvisation into an ecstatic groove-based dialogue that the heart––and the feet––cannot resist. FulaMuse will bring soulful and groove-worthy music with influences from American folk to West African hunters’ songs to The Palms Playhouse on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 general/$12 students.  With deep roots in the folk and gospel traditions and their hearts in the present, MaMuse––Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker––create uplifting music for the next seven generations to thrive on.  Playing a variety of acoustic instruments including upright bass, guitar, mandolins, ukulele and flutes, Nutting and Longaker weave together haunting harmonies, lyrics born of honed emotional intelligence and warm arrangements. Formed over a decade ago in Chico, MaMuse has toured widely and released five albums, the most recent of which is “Prayers for Freedom” (2018).  The Fula Brothers is the high-spirited meeting of three seasoned touring performers: Malian hunter’s harp player Mamadou Sidibe, guitarist Walter Strauss and drummer Kendrick Freeman. Master kamale ngoni (hunter’s harp) player Mamadou Sidibe hails from Mali in West Africa. Twenty-five years ago, Sidibe played a groundbreaking role in the transformation of the region’s music from its origins in hunters’ sacred melodies played on six-string donso ngoni (traditional hunter’s harp) to music of philosophical observations, politics and daily life. He was one of the first to expand the instrument’s range with two extra strings, creating the popular kamale ngoni, and recently devised 10 and 12-stringed kamale ngoni Fingerstyle guitarist Strauss draws on jazz, American roots, classical and global music traditions, and has collaborated with diverse artists including Grammy-winning Malian kora player Mamadou Diabate, Scottish fiddler Jonny Hardie of Old Blind Dogs and Grammy-nominated American guitarist Alex de Grassi.  Freeman toured internationally as long-time drummer for Grammy-winning, genre-bending banjo player Alison Brown. He has won support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alliance for California Traditional Arts. Tickets are available online via The Palms’ website and through Eventbrite, as well as at Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland and at the door if the show is not sold out.  For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com, mamuse.org, walterstrauss.com/collaborations/fula-brothers and mamuse.org/fulamuse.   ]]>

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