HAMILTON – On Sunday at 1 p.m., join Osubi Craig & the Prophecy Music Project on the Village Green in Hamilton exploring the traditional music and dance of West Africa. The concert kicks off a musical afternoon on the green and will be followed by a free 2:30 p.m. workshop with the ensemble. The two events are both part of the Earlville Opera House Family Series and the Hamilton Music Mix. This performance for all ages is generously sponsored by the Colgate University Bookstore.
The 1pm performance is an exciting exhibition through music and dance of rhythms, songs and historical folklore primarily based in West Africa. In the following workshop at 2:30 p.m., the dance and rhythm ensemble will perform and examine the links between Africa and the countries of the Caribbean and South America.
Osubi Craig is a third generation percussionist, performing artist, ensemble director, rhythmic composer and arts educator. Through years of travel in Cuba, Brazil and Trinidad, and study with African percussion masters, Osubi has honed his skills as a presenter of the African Diaspora’s cultural arts. Osubi’s musical talents shine in many performance genres including jazz music, modern dance accompaniment, and traditional African dance and music. His “creation of mini-improvisational compositions... [is] nothing short of phenomenal,” according to the Lincoln Center Institute.