World Music Embodied: Joining Disparate Instruments to Create Cohesive Sound – members of Beats Antique & Rising Appalachia

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World Music Embodied: Joining Disparate Instruments to Create Cohesive Sound – David Satori & Sidecar Tommy (Beats Antique) + Biko Casini & Arouna Diarra (Rising Appalachia)

This playshop will explore the wide variety of intriguing instruments and traditions that artists are bringing to ARISE from cultures across the world.

Featuring:

* David Satori (Beats Antique, Dirtwire) on jimbush, kone, guimbri, ilimba
* Tommy “Sidecar” Cappel (Beats Antique) on drums& percussion
* Arouna Diarra (Rising Appalachia) on kora, ngoni, balafon, talking drum, and djembe
* Biko Casini (Rising Appalachia) on world percussion

Biography:

David Satori is multi-instrumentalist and co-producer of electro-gypsy trio, Beats Antique. He is also part of world music / swamptronica act, Dirtwire. David is a nomadic musical enthusiast that weaves many different cultural styles from across the globe using violin, banjo, guitar, drums and other instruments.

SIDECAR TOMMY is beatmaker, drummer, and co-producer of electro-gypsy trio known as BEATS ANTIQUE. SIDECAR TOMMY creates music that brings the dirtier beats to the forefront. Using his 30 years of experience as a drummer, fusing with state of the art production tools, the original score is vast, raw, and properly sculpted for sound systems big or small, culminating in a collage of music that hits.

Arouna Diarra is a musician and instrument builder from Burkina Faso, West Africa. Growing up in a musical family, Arouna began to pursue music at a young age, helping form one of his nations top youth bands, Lenaya, as a teenager. In 2007 Arouna moved to Ghana where he performed internationally and taught music to students of Legon University. Following a move to Asheville NC in 2011, Arouna began a string of national tours that led to two collaborative album releases this year, Arouna & Biko’s new record Bamanaya Sira, as well as Leylines, a deep world folk blend with Rising Appalachia.

Biko Casini is an artists that has his roots in an intentional community in Tennessee called The Farm. Recognizing the connection between community health and music has led Biko on a global exploration of sound…How Rhythm, Melody, and Intention can help weave communities tighter together. This year Biko is touring release of new albums Leylines with Rising Appalachia and Bamanaya Sira with Arouna Diarra.

Biko and Arouna first met in Ghana in 2007, then serendipitously reconvened in Asheville, NC in 2011, where Arouna began to teach Biko to play Kemele Ngoni or Hunters Harp. Biko began to back Arouna up on percussion and they continued to develop a unique blend of sound together, both as a duo and as members of Rising Appalachia. Arouna & Biko are celebrating this year with the new releases of their album Bamanaya Sira, as well as Leylines, a rich world folk collaboration with Rising Appalachia.