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Lazaro Numa Ensemble // Dadanii Okwabi and the Damushi Ensemble

Music for your weekend and your soul, with musicians from the world who call Adelaide home.

Lazaro Numa is a Cuban trumpet player with over 15 years’ experience performing internationally in national orchestras, Latin and jazz bands. Recently he has performed on the Havana meets Kingston tour (featuring Sly and Robbie & Barbarito Torres); toured with Elio Villafranca performing music from the Grammy-nominated album ‘Cinque’; toured Europe and Australia with the Afro Cuban All Stars; and recorded in Havana with Adam Hall and the Cuban Young Guns featuring original members of the Buena Vista Social Club. Lazaro will record his second album of original music in 2019.

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A musician since the age of eight, Dadanii Okwabi is a professional drummer, singer, dancer and teacher, well known in his native country of Ghana as well as in his new home of Australia. His Damushi Ensemble is a high energy international band who play traditional Ghanaian drumming rhythms and songs backed by Afro Latin/jazz musicians. The band’s glorious harmonies and impressive percussion, fronted by Dadanii’s powerful stage presence, have audiences grooving to the sounds of funk, highlife, Afrobeat, reggae and soukous.