Summer Celebration Continues in Newport’s Nye Beach
with Authentic West African Drumming from Senegal
The seventh annual summer-long Nye Beach Second Saturday Summer Celebration, continues rain or shine this Saturday [June 10] from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on the outdoor theater stage in the Courtyard at Café Mundo.
The family friendly community wide event features traditional and indigenous World Beat music by the Thunder & Lightness drum and Native American flute ensemble, the Ocean Thunder drummers, special musical guests, and the atmosphere of a neighborhood block party.
The Thunder and Lightness Ensemble and the Newport Drum Circle’s Chandler Davis will be joined this month by featured guests Mary-Beth Nickel, from Siletz, on the Native American flutes, and well-known local drummer/percussionist Rodney Turner.
Special Guest Musician for the June show is Senegalese Master Drummer Abdoulaye Thioub, who will be introducing his new West African djembe ensemble, Daarey BayeFall!
Abdoulaye is a Master Dancer as well as Master Drummer who teaches traditional tribal Senegalese dance and drumming in Newport and in the Valley. He has appeared in many dance productions at the Newport Performing Arts Center. He appeared previously with the Thunder & Lightness Ensemble at last year’s Lincoln County Fair and also at Cafe Mundo, last year, in August and September.
The new ensemble consists of Abdoulaye, Dennis Fry, Oliver Pijoan, Linda Deming, and Kaulana Scalise, on the djembes, with Eleanor Meadows and Janna Pijoan, on the dununs. This will be their first public appearance.
The shows are free, all ages are welcome. There is outdoor seating (some covered) and outdoor food and beverage service available in the Café Mundo Courtyard, 209 NW Coast Street. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-272-4615.