Ashanti African Roots and Reggae Band to Perform at Doane
As part of the activities honoring Black History month, Doane College will host the musical group Ashanti African Roots and Reggae Band on Friday, Feb. 4, beginning at 7 p.m. in Heckman Auditorium on the Crete Campus.
The performance is free and open to the public.
Michael Opoku, founder of Ashanti African Roots and Reggae Band, is an Ashanti tribesman from Ghana Africa. His group, which started almost exclusively with African immigrants, now features a fascinating blend of African and American musicians, with many years of experience and musical styles fused together. Ashanti African Roots and Reggae Band performs for audiences of all ages and offers a cross-cultural mix of Soca, Highlife, Reggae, and Funky soul.
Ashanti African Roots and Reggae Band performs in a wide variety of venues which have included the City of Lincoln's 4th of July Celebration, the Celebrate Lincoln Festival, Grand Island's Ethnic Festival and the Lied Center for the Performing Arts.
The event is sponsored by Doane's Multicultural Support Services and the Nebraska Arts Council. For more information, contact MSS director Wilma Jackson at 402.826.8620.