Kutandara with Maputo Mensah and Logo Ligi
Kutandara fuses ancient African music traditions with indie-pop, rock, jazz, gospel, classical, and world folk influences. Their exuberant and hi-energy polyrhythmic performances manage to be innovative and deeply-rooted at the same time. Kutandara means to come together and have a good time, which is the group’s purpose as they exchange energy of music and movement with their audiences. Kutandara has performed at the Boulder and Aggie Theaters, Boulder Creek Festival, Colorado Performing Arts Festival, and many other festivals and concert series around the front range.
Under the creative direction of master drummer and dancer Maputo Mensah, Logo Ligi is a Colorado-based West African drum and dance troupe dedicated to celebrating the style and spirit of traditional West African performance art. Logo Ligi seeks to increase the awareness of a global community by sharing this traditional form of music and dance.
Using the spiritual language of drum and dance, Logo Ligi creates new avenues of communication, bringing to communities a profound cross-cultural learning experience, and a new understanding of the beauty in our world. The name of the group comes from the Ghanaian language of Ga, and translates as ‘to tickle, play or excite’ – and Logo Ligi performances do just that. In performance, Logo Ligi creates life-giving energy that permeates audience members and participants to the very core of their being. By sharing the contagious rhythms, celebratory songs, and exhilarating dances of West Africa, Logo Ligi is sure to inspire and invigorate you.