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Sounds Like: Shawn Hennessey / Leana Song, Toubab Krewe, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, AfroCubism, Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra
Manager: Rich Robinson
Bio: Electric Grioland Mission Statement
Electric Grioland mission is to develop a new style of music that explores the classical foundations of African music, utilizing traditional and neo-traditional sound sources and concepts as a framework point of reference. By loving and believing in what ...See Full Bio
Afro-Sound a film by Richard C Robinson Jr., 2006
“Jazz can be traced back to West Africa, and moved to the United States through the transatlantic slave trade according to Richard Robinson, of Woodbury. When it reached America’s shores, it slowly branched off into ragtime, New Orleans Second Line, Blues and Jazz. Robinson will perform at the festival with his band Electric Grioland, that plays a mix of jazz from raggae to blues. On Oct. 16, he will kick off the festival at the Walter Hill Elementary School with a program for students that teaches the origins and elements of jazz.”