Founded in 1983 by Zeleka Jenkins and Jummy Cruiz, Spirit Ensemble has had a very active and prolific musical history. The enchanting sounds of the mbira, kora, bala, steel pan, and bamboo flute comprise the essence of Spirit's sound and provide the foundation for rhythmic travels. Each member of the ensemble is a master percussionist who has dedicated his life to the study and sharing of this music.
From touring the South and the New Orleans Jazz Festival, to backing Madonna and Sandra Bernhardt at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; from Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, to the African International Arts Festival, the Gullah Festival, and more while the list continues to grow.
This is a live performance at Goddard Riverside Community Center in New York, july 2014.
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