Artist, musician, and author Dave Kobrenski offers presentations that weave art, music, and storytelling together into an entertaining and informative cultural experience.

Dave is currently booking for summer/fall 2021.

Presentations can be tailored for universities, libraries, bookstores, performing arts centers, and more, and usually include:

  • Multimedia Cultural Presentation
  • Musical Demonstrations
  • Meet the Author / Q & A
  • Book Signing

Read below to learn more about Dave’s presentations, or click here for booking inquiries.

Stories, Art, and Music from West Africa

Dave’s presentations combine music, storytelling, visual art, and photography into an entertaining and informative cultural experience.

In his presentations, Kobrenski shares his experiences from nearly two decades of travel in West Africa, discusses social and cultural issues, and makes an argument for why cultural diversity may be one of the most important human assets we have on the planet.

Woven into his presentation are demonstrations of the instruments he learned to play while living in West Africa, including the Fulani flute, kamale ngoni (a 10-string African harp), and more.

At the events, Dave will have copies of his books, Djoliba Crossing and Drawing on Culture, available for sale and signing.

About Dave

Dave Kobrenski is an artist, musician, and author of two books on West African culture. His artistic and creative projects are heavily influenced by a love for travel and adventure, as well as his ongoing studies in anthropology and ethnomusicology.

Between 2001 and 2016, Dave traveled extensively in West Africa to study traditional music with master musicians such as Famoudou Konaté, Nansady Keita, Sayon Camara and other musicians of the region. He continues his studies of the African flute with a master of the Malinké flute tradition in Guinea, Lanciné Condé.

Kobrenski performs throughout the northeastern United States with the Donkilo! Afro Funk Orkestra, as well as with Sayon Camara and Landaya, and various other groups. He plays the Fulani flute, kamale ngoni, a 10-string Mande harp, djembe and guitar. He currently resides in Intervale, New Hampshire with his wife, stepson, and three cats.

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