by Jarrett Hoffman
“In reality — in the wild — musics interact,” said Josh Ryan of Africa→West Percussion Trio. “Sometimes we play folkloric music, sometimes we play what sounds like experimental concert music, and sometimes we play a mix of the two. That’s just the reality of being a 21st-century person and percussionist, and it’s really fun.”
On Friday, February 16 at 7:00 pm at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory’s Gamble Auditorium, the Africa→West Percussion Trio (Ryan Korb and brothers Jamie and Josh Ryan) will present a program of original works and arrangements, with influences ranging from Ghanaian and Cuban music to jazz, classical, and pop. The group is a longtime ensemble-in-residence at BW, and their fourth CD, Loud Fossil, was released in 2016.