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  • Grand Baton

    Grand Baton

    Grand Baton is the perfect mix of electronica, world and rock music. They borrow from the original drum beats that produced the greatest variety of styles from the Caribbean over to the rest of the World. In the Caribbean started the Latin music of Cuba, Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and the Reggae (and its succession, drum n'bass, dub...), and the Zouk and Socca, and Calypso, and Kompa, all together producing Reggaeton, Dancehall, Dubstep... out of the Drum!

  • Alidu

    Alidu

    Mohammed Alidu is best known for his involvement with The Playing for Change project. The Playing for Change project has been the music industry’s feel-good movement of the past decade. Part of the PFC touring band, Mohammed Alidu adds his vibrant talking drum to that inspiring musical tapestry and he is proud of his work with the organization. Yet Alidu (as his friends call him) is quickly establishing himself as an important new singer, songwriter and performer on the international music scene with two albums out, an exhilarating live performance, and a new release in the works.  Originally from the town of Tamale in Northern Ghana and now based in Los Angeles, Alidu’s music has one foot in his 1000-year family musical legacy of earthy Bizung rhythms and another in the modern studio sounds heard in the clubs and lounges of New York, London and Paris.    This versatility made him a natural for PFC and he has also played with such diverse artists as Peter Gabriel (on OVO), Baaba Maal, Tinariwen, Michael Franti, Ziggy Marley, Keb Mo’ and countless others in the U.S. and around the world. One thing that’s consistent throughout, however, is that he connects with musicians and audiences wherever he goes.  “I think if you open yourself up to others, they will open themselves 

  • Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective

    Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective

    The ACE [Afro-Caribbean Experimental] Collective is a group of improvising musicians created and led by saxophonist/composer/arranger Jorge Sylvester. An extension of the ACE Trio (alto saxophone, electric bass and drums), the ACE Collective includes three additional independent rhythmic and melodic elements; the voice, trumpet and piano expanding its harmonic colors, its scope of sound and its textural capacity. The music is original and draws from the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora, jazz and the free music art forms.

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Grand Baton: Grand Baton is the perfect mix of electronica, world and rock music. They borrow from the original drum beats that produced the greatest variety of styles from the Caribbean over to the rest of the World. In the Caribbean started the Latin music of Cuba, Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and the Reggae (and its succession, drum n'bass, dub...), and the Zouk and Socca, and Calypso, and Kompa, all together producing Reggaeton, Dancehall, Dubstep... out of the Drum!

Alidu : Mohammed Alidu is best known for his involvement with The Playing for Change project. The Playing for Change project has been the music industry’s feel-good movement of the past decade. Part of the PFC touring band, Mohammed Alidu adds his vibrant talking drum to that inspiring musical tapestry and he is proud of his work with the organization. Yet Alidu (as his friends call him) is quickly establishing himself as an important new singer, songwriter and performer on the international music scene with two albums out, an exhilarating live performance, and a new release in the works.  Originally from the town of Tamale in Northern Ghana and now based in Los Angeles, Alidu’s music has one foot in his 1000-year family musical legacy of earthy Bizung rhythms and another in the modern studio sounds heard in the clubs and lounges of New York, London and Paris.    This versatility made him a natural for PFC and he has also played with such diverse artists as Peter Gabriel (on OVO), Baaba Maal, Tinariwen, Michael Franti, Ziggy Marley, Keb Mo’ and countless others in the U.S. and around the world. One thing that’s consistent throughout, however, is that he connects with musicians and audiences wherever he goes.  “I think if you open yourself up to others, they will open themselves 

Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: The ACE [Afro-Caribbean Experimental] Collective is a group of improvising musicians created and led by saxophonist/composer/arranger Jorge Sylvester. An extension of the ACE Trio (alto saxophone, electric bass and drums), the ACE Collective includes three additional independent rhythmic and melodic elements; the voice, trumpet and piano expanding its harmonic colors, its scope of sound and its textural capacity. The music is original and draws from the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora, jazz and the free music art forms.