EVENT: Pan-African Music Concert 'EXTRA-ANCESTRAL' Holds In California


Music educator, drummer and performer, Kahlil Cummings hosts an amazing Pan-African music concert at the Miracle Theater, Inglewood, California this February called EXTRA-ANCESTRAL. Headlining this event will be: Bloco Obini (an all Queens/Women’s Afro-Brazilian Drum Ensemble), Ethio Cali (African/LA Spiritual Jazz Ensemble), 7 power-Dancers and premiering Capofresh Ensemble. A musical ensemble, also known as a music group or musical group, is a group of people who perform instrumental or vocal music, with the ensemble typically known by a distinct name. This concert will be held on the 17th of February at The Miracle Theater, 226 South Market Street, Inglewood, CA 90301. Tickets for this event can be purchased here

Kahlil Cummings, a Los Angeles native, is an acclaimed drummer, exceptional performer, composer, and educator. Kahlil was recognized as a child prodigy very early; since childhood, he has played with numerous reputable groups including Ballet Folclórico Do Brasil, Sona Sané, Abalayé, Mila Samba School, Inu Olorun, Debbie Allen Dance Company, Les Amazones, and Viver Brasil. Kahlil honed his rhythmic gifts with noted teachers including Mestre Amen Santo, Jose Ricardo Sousa, Kobla Ladzekpo, Esteban “Cha Cha” Bacallao (Ibae), and Sandy Perez. His studies in Guinea, Brazil and Cuba have helped to widely broaden his knowledge and musical strength. However, he is most profoundly influenced by West African master drummer Mamady Keita, with whom he has studied since the age of 13. Kahlil helped start the group Balandugu Kan, which was sanctioned by Keita as representing “the voice of Balandugu”--- the village where Keita was born. His compositions can be heard on his debut album Iniké Baba, recorded live in Guinea, West Africa.

  Photo:   Kahlil Cummings

Photo: Kahlil Cummings