“Africa in the House,” an evening of music and dance by the African Show Boyz, will be held at CSU Monterey Bay on Feb. 7.
The free program will get under way at 7 p.m. in the Music Hall.
Born and raised in Binaba, a small village in northeast Ghana, brothers Napoleon, Joseph, Isaac, Francis and JJ Sabbah have performed for enthusiastic audiences in the U.S. and Africa, and have collaborated with musicians including Stevie Wonder.
The group specializes in traditional dance and drum rhythms, using the kone, siyak, binbill, and the bintitat, all instruments made in their village. They sing about peace, happiness and togetherness.
The audience will have an opportunity to ask the artists about Ghanaian culture, historical and contemporary ties between West Africa and the wider African Diaspora and other topics in a question-and-answer session following the performance.
The performance is free, but a parking permit must be purchased. The Music Hall is located on Sixth Avenue, between Butler Street and Col. Durham Road.
Professor Umi Vaughan will host the event.