VOLTA - West African Music Ensemble

Thursdays evenings from 5-7 PM (beginner) and 7-9 PM (advanced)
Directed by Faith Conant
faith.conant@stonybrook.edu

VOLTA, Stony Brook's West African Music ensemble, is made up of students from Music 235 (Thursday 5-7pmBeginning) and Music 335 (Thursday 7-9pm Advanced). The ensemble performs music from southern Togo, Ghana and Benin. Students learn to play authentic instruments (drums, bells and rattles), sing, and dance. Semester end concerts feature African guest artists. No audition required.

2017 Performance Schedule 

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7 pm

Stony Brook’s West African music student ensemble, VOLTA, will perform a selection of dance drumming pieces from Togo, Ghana and Benin. Featuring guest artists Nani Agbeli from Ghana and the Gnonlonfoun brothers from Benin.
Tickets: Free admission • RH

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5:30 pm

Stony Brook’s West African music student ensemble, VOLTA, will perform a selection of dance drumming pieces from Togo, Ghana and Benin. Featuring guest artists Nani Agbeli from Ghana and the Gnonlonfoun brothers from Benin.
Tickets: Free admission • Staller Center Steps
(Rain location: RH)


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