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Virginia Arts Festival

May 9th 2018 @ Attucks Theatre

Norfolk, VA
I Was There
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
7:30 PM
Attucks Theatre
1010 Church Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
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.