Kunu Bi [pronounced KooNew – Bee] is an African/American, Folk/Roots music trio consisting of Papa Ed Stokes, Tom Lowery and Bert Harris.
Papa Ed is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who plays more than a dozen instruments. He is also a highly-accomplished instrument maker and a lifelong student of African Diasporic music. Papa Ed has studied the Ngoni and Kamale Ngoni, stringed African instruments, with West African Masters: Mamadou Sidibie and Cheick Hamala Diabate. He’s also studied the African-inspired, American instrument, the Diddley Bow with Mississippi master, Glen Faulkner. Papa Ed’s main goal is to keep these African-influenced musical traditions alive and to pass them on.
Tom Lowery is an accomplished drummer and percussionist from Philly known for his versatility playing Latin/Brazilian hand drumming and ably manning the traditional drum kit. Bassist, Bert Harris plays reggae, ska, New Orleans funk and blues, straight-ahead Jazz and avant-garde Jazz: All inspired by the Roots music that Kunu Bi immerses itself in.
Andre Acoustique Cafe. Friday March 12, 2017 @ 8:00p.m. (Doors open7:30p.m.)
Individual Tickets will be $25 at the door. The ticket price includes the usual “fine food” and some liquid refreshment!! The André Café Acoustique is located on the NE corner of 5th Street and Edgmont Avenue in Chester, PA 19013 – Diagonally across from the Chester Post Office. There are directions and a map at http://www.andre-cafe.com. For more information call: (609)462-9000.