Afrobeat at WKC

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The West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, presents Afrobeat sensations Kaleta & Super Yamba Band Sunday, June 26, at 4 p.m. 

Super Yamba Band weaves Afro-funk grooves with raw psychedelic sounds. Singer, guitarist and percussionist Kaleta was a longtime member of Fela Kuti’s band and toured with musical luminaries Lauryn Hill and King Sunny Ade prior to joining Super Yamba Band in 2017. Audience members will hear Kaleta sing in several languages native to West Africa, including Fon, Goun, Yoruba, and Ewe, along with French and Pidgin English, “the official language of Afrobeat.” 

This is an outdoor performance; bring your own lawn seating. Masks and/or social distancing are encouraged. 

Visit westkc.org to purchase advance tickets; advance ticketing closes at midnight on Saturday, June 25. Walk-ups are welcome; ticket cost at the door is $28 (for WKC members), $32 for non-members, $10 for ages 9-19; free for ages 8 and under. 

Arrive early to enjoy a gallery reception for Annie Hayes, starting at 2 p.m. Order food on-site from The Tulip and the Rose, starting at 3 p.m. For up-to-date information about The WKC’s 2022 concerts and other programs, visit westkc.org. Call 607-278-5454 or contact info@westkc.org with any questions. 

2022 West Kortright Centre arts and community programs are funded in part by the season sponsorship of Catskill Country Living, by WKC members and donors to the 2022 Program Fund Drive, by the support of the Bert Santora Trust, grants from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, and the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation.

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