211 N. Main Street

Las Cruces, NM 88001

The Rio Grande Theatre, originally built in 1926, is a restored  performing arts center in the heart of Downtown Las Cruces. It is the only operating 2-story adobe theater in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Theatre is owned by the City of Las Cruces and operated by the Doña Ana Arts Council.
The Rio Grande Theatre presents

African Guitar Summit

National Tour Series #4

at Rio Grande Theatre

February 23, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Thursday     Doors: 7:00pm    
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Celebrating Black History Month, on February 23, the National Tour Series concludes with the African Guitar Summit, with rhythms and musicality by an international touring sensation featuring award-winning guitar and drum masters from Guinea, Ghana, and Madagascar. AllMusic.com reviewer Sergey Mesenov says, “African Guitar Summit was a project created in 2004 under the guidance of a Canadian CBC radio station that invited several Canadian-based African-born musicians to do a series of collective recordings and performances. All nine performers were selected based on their personal interpretations of guitar music of their respective native countries, which included Guinea, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, and Madagascar. African Guitar Summit proved successful with world music lovers and brought the project the 2005 Juno Award for the World Music Album of the Year. In 2006 a sequel to the album followed, and it again brought the band a Juno Award in the same category.”

World music at its best with rhythms and musicality by this international touring sensation.  Award winning guitar and drum masters from Guinea, Ghana and Madagascar.  In celebration of Black History Month and For the Love of Art Month.