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Chinobay & The Afro-Acoustic Trio
September 10, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Chinobay is a Ugandan musician, educator and creative arts producer whose work has been described as “some of the most exquisite music coming out of Africa today.”
Since his youth, he has captivated audiences with world-roots rhythms and melodies that emanate from the diversity of the many traditional instruments he customized to develop his unique sound. The diverse textures of Chinobay’s music make it soothing, pulsing, meditative, invigorating, and intimate—much of it a mix of original and traditional with global influences—but the sounds are uniquely his.
Now as a songwriter, Chinobay’s original work brings people’s stories to life to show the richness of Africa in all its facets––not only as a backdrop for suffering. With his Afro-Acoustic Trio, he performs on several African traditional instruments including the Kora, Kalimba (Akogo), Endongo, Tama (Talking Drum) and Balafon, accompanied by Nigerian guitarist and songwriter John Afolabi and Cameroonian dynamic drummer and percussionist Bobby Badjang (née Solomon Badjang).
Chinobay’s education and outreach programs provide global audiences with a knowledge gateway into Africa through cross-cultural experiences and learning journeys that introduce Africa’s cultural arts, social studies and stories rarely covered by mainstream media, to lead a unique understanding of how we connect as humans across cultural and national lines.
Chinobay uses his music and voice to empower children and youth living in underserved communities to find purpose, restore dignity, develop talent, and build transformation. He founded Dance of Hope, an initiative that uses the transforming power of music, dance, and storytelling to educate and empower young people to become independent global citizens.