The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 Student Open Mic at 8:30 PM Taylor Performs at 9:30 PM The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall 4545 N Lincoln Avenue Box Office: 773.728.6000 $5 General Public & Members Join Taylor for a performance in three parts: Taylor's Advanced Djembe Students Kaben Kafo - A Djembe Ensemble Wood Bone & Steel with Bill Brickey & Graham Nelson Michael J. Taylor, more commonly known simply as Taylor, has been teaching, performing, and recording West African percussion since 1994. Also the owner and driving force behind Holy Goat Percussion, he imports, sells, and repairs West African drums, teaches, is a Tam Tam Mandingue Certified Professor of djembe (holding a certificate and diploma) and is the director of the Tam Tam Mandingue - Chicago, School of Percussion. His main instruments are the djembe, dunun, and Malinké flute, but he plays a wide assortment of other drums including bougarabou, congas, frame drum, bongos, and doumbek. He's been at the Old Town School since 1997. Taylor has studied in Africa and America with a number of expert djembe and dunun players, among them: Grand Master Drummer Mamady Keita, Grand Master Drummer Famoudou Konate, Master Dancer Moustapha Bangoura, Michael Markus, Mahiri Fadjimba-Keita, Master Drummer M'Bemba Bangoura, Yaya Kabo, Master Drummer Gbanworo Keita, Master Drummer Laurent Camara, Master Drummer Abdoul Doumbia, Master Drummer Madou Dembele, Minto Camara, Arthur Hull, Yaya Diallo, and Jahamen Mobley

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Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School of Folk Music

4544 N. Lincoln Ave., 60625, Chicago, United States

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