polyrhythmic patterns of the djembe. Dancers from the audience took to the stage area seemingly spellbound. With smiles and sweat, bodies undulated in the current of rhythms as all were swept
away, collectively beamed to the shores of Cote D'Ivoire. If anyone has a chance to catch this exciting quintet of community drummers, they should do so."
Co-founded by Michael Taylor in 1998, Dahui
assembles some of Chicagoland's most talented African percussionists. Playing West African instruments--
djembe, dounun, krin—the ensemble performs original arrangements of traditional rhythms as well as fully
original works while staying true to the interactive spirit of the West African drum and dance experience.
Engaging the audience in rhythmic dialogue, Dahui opens hearts to participate in community, opens minds to
appreciate a different culture, and opens eyes to see one's own culture more truly.
Plus, everybody has fun!
Dahui performs regularly around the city of Chicago. To catch the act, sign up for the Holy Goat e-list. Alerts to all our appearances will be sent directly to your email address.
If you think you'd like to book Dahui for an event, call Taylor at 708-763-8633 or
John Yost at 773-286-0605 to make arrangements or request video samples.