Innovative world music drawing on diverse styles
Shokoto creates innovative music, drawing upon their West African roots and the diverse music of the African Diaspora. Their music is an energetic, family-friendly mixture of traditional and contemporary African and world music that is sure to make your soul sing. Shokoto's music is a dynamic fusion of rhythms from Ghana, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, and the Deep South.
Join us on a musical journey from Africa through the Americas as Shokoto uses instruments like the Afro-Peruvian cajon and Ghanaian gil to tell stories from diverse African cultures and traditions. Their exultant compositions, soulful vocals, and energetic dancing combine to create an unforgettable and unique experience like no other.
Thanks to our sponsors
Columbia Arts is able to bring this dynamic music and dance group to the Columbia Gorge due in part to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast Track program.
West African dance workshop
Interested in experiencing more with Shokoto? They will be offering a West African Dance workshop on September 8 at 10:30 a.m. and a Dalking drum workshop at 12:00 p.m . Cost for the workshops is $15 each or bothfor $25. Combine a ticket for the evening performance and one workshop and pay just $25.
Tickets for the performance only are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $8 children 11 and under.
Tickets for both the workshops and performance are available at Columbia Arts, Waucoma Bookstore and online by clicking here: Shokoto
Visit the Okaidja /Shokoto website
Please contact Catherine Butler for more details:
- By email: email@example.com
- By phone: 541-387-8877, ext 117