Friday, June 19, 2009

Ensemble Fatien tonight!

Marc Stone sent word of a show called “The Beat of West Africa Alive in New Orleans” tonight (Friday June 19th) and tomorrow (Saturday June 20th) at Ashe Cultural Arts Center.

Featuring Seguenon Kone and Ensemble Fatien (with Dr. Michael White, Margie Perez, Matt Perrine, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, Rex Gregory, Boubacar Cissoko, and Marc Stone) and the drummers and dancers of Ivoire Spectacle.

Ensemble Fatien and Ivoire Spectacle wish to thank everyone who helped us have such a wonderful festival season here in New Orleans. We would like to thank the city of New Orleans for embracing our efforts by joining these two groups together for a very special event.

In appreciation for your support, we would like to invite you to the Ashe Cultural Center where we will present shows on Friday June 19th and Saturday June 20th called “The Beat of West Africa Alive In New Orleans featuring Seguenon Kone, Ensemble Fatien and Ivoire Spectacle”. These will be the first joint performances by all 10 musicians from Ensemble Fatien and the great dancers and drummers of Ivoire Spectacle. The shows will be held at Ashe Cultural Center (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd at Euterpe St) from 7:00-8:30pm on both evenings. Tickets are $20 and available at the door or by calling Ashe Cultural Center at 504-723-6693.

We would also like to let everyone know that we have been invited to join the roster of Threadhead Records, a fan-funded label that is now home to many of New Orleans’ finest artists. If you would like more information about our recording project, and the efforts of a great non-profit organization dedicated to helping the New Orleans music scene please visit Threadhead Records at

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