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Ajoyo


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 7:30PM
Attucks Theatre









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AJOYO

May 9, Attucks Theatre

AJOYO is the vision of multi-reed player Yacine Boularès, a mystic brew blending African tradition, jazz and soul. More than music, it's a joyful ceremony, a fuller experience bringing musicians and audience close together. With horns, voice, bell and bass interwoven like the fabric of a ceremonial dress, AJOYO is jazz that speaks the language of the talking drum with a New York accent.

Originally from Tunisia in North Africa (by way of Paris), Yacine Boularès has played sax, composed and arranged music for and with artists from Cameroon, Haiti, and beyond; the AJOYO ensemble originated in these encounters and influences. AJOYO celebrates life, love and justice through music: music for the heart, the mind and the body, the kind that makes people want to dance.

“Real joy…the music exudes sophistication, yet responds to a primordial pulse” (AllAboutJazz.com).




This engagement of Ajoyo is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.