Da' African Village is pleased to welcome Guitarist/composer Pascal Bokar to A Touch of Africa in Santa Cruz. Bokar synthesizes American Jazz and its African musical and spiritual roots through a deep cultural connection. Born in Paris, raised in Segou, Mali and Dakar, Senegal, and longtime resident of San Francisco, Bokar has cultivated an impressive array of disciplines that reflect his unique experience: composer, guitarist, vocalist, bandleader, educator, author, club owner and curator of jazz history. The meeting of cultures personifies Bokar, from the movement of African culture via the Middle Passage to African-Americans of the slavery era, and continuing with the movement of African-American culture into the mainstream culture of the U.S., ultimately leading him to the embodiment of these deep interconnections. Learn more about him at https://pascalbokarthiam.com/.
This performance will close A Touch of Africa in Santa Cruz festival for 2017.