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 available for booking in 2019 and 2020. Presentations can be tailored for performing arts centers, cultural events, bookstores, libraries and more, and can include a question and answer period with audience members, as well as a book signing.
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Adventures, Art & Music from West Africa
Artist, musican, and author Dave Kobrenski’s presentations combine music, storytelling, visual art, and photography into an entertaining and informative cultural experience.
Based on his extensive travels in West Africa, where he studied traditional music in the Niger River valley in Guinea over a 10 year period, Kobrenski tells lively stories from his adventures, talks about 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 is demonstrations of many of the instruments he learned to play while living in West Africa, including the Fulani flute, kamale ngoni (a 10-string Mande harp), djembe, and more.
About Dave Kobrenski
Dave Kobrenski is an artist, musician, and author of the book “Djoliba Crossing”. 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 has 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 studies 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 the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.
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