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Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe
505 W Miracle Mile, Tucson, Arizona 85705
Performing originals and covers rooted in various styles of Afro-pop, African Folk, Reggae and Caribbean Soca, the Key Ingredients of African Soul delight our audiences with an enchanting mix of Marimba, Guitar, Drums and Voices. We currently feature vocalists/dancers from Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe and the USA, all of whom engage our audiences by providing many opportunities to participate through song or dance. Our positive vibrations are designed to please your ears, stimulate your mind, move your feet and warm your heart.
In early 2008, what began as a series of lunchtime jams resulted in the creation of The Key Ingredients of African Soul, a coalition of many talented musicians with singer/songwriter K-Bass (Bassirima Soro) as their primary front man. Playing music from Africa and beyond, with Doctor Twang as their primary music arranger, the Key Ingredients of African Soul are the latest and most impressive evolution of a musical vision which began over thirty years ago.
For many years, Michael J. Olson aka Doctor Twang has been dedicated to presenting music and dance as vehicles for communication and the sharing of cultures, ideas and ideologies between nations, communities and individuals. A multi-instrumentalist, Michael plays guitar, bass, djembe, congas and many other drums and percussion instruments including marimba, berimbao, and kalimba. $5 at the gate.