West African Music Gets The Highlife Into Healdsburg
By Christian Kallen
Featuring veteran performer Ken Okulolo, the band of five made the Healdsburg Plaza their own local fan base with two hours of percolating guitar, pounding rhythm and talking drum. African music might seem a stretch for the Tuesday night crowd of 500 or so picnickers and passersby, but it didn't take long for the infectious music to do its job and get everyone on their feet.
It was the first Tuesday Concert in the Plaza for 2013, and gave great portent for the future. Next week is Healdsburg Jazz Festival's annual entry, the Roger Glenn Latin Jazz Ensemble.