Festival of Highlife…its in the drums: Tribute to Ginger Baker [Hackney Empire 7th Oct 2021]
In Spring of 2019, Abass Dodoo and Ginger Baker started the process of jointly establishing a charity to teach African Drumming to the young vulnerable people at risk so they could learn about the legacy and origins of ancient African drumming rhythms that Ginger loved so much, during his time in Africa. Sadly Ginger became ill during the Summer of 2019 and passed away on 6th October 2019. Two years later, after a successful round of grant funds received from generous donors and sponsors who wanted Ginger Baker’s legacy as one of the best drummers of the world to continue, Abass Dodoo, along with friends and family of Ginger Baker, will be hosting a performance tribute in honour of the Ginger Baker, two years after his passing, at the Hackney Empire on 7th October 2021.
More details to follow, including the performance line-up and when tickets will go on sale.