Kahilu Theatre presents bluesman Keb Mo, West African dance


“YANKADY, Here is Good?” is an original work choreographed by dancer and musician Fara Tolno of Guinea, and written and directed by Tolno and Michal Anna Carrillo.

Steeped in West African dance and music, the multimedia show explores “First and Third World concepts” through the vehicle of dance. The Lavaroots Dance Company and Tolno will perform, with special guest artists Naby Bangoura, Sekou Camara, Shizuno Nasu and David Chapman. Shows are slated at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets are $20, $25, $35 and $45, with discounts for Kahilu Theatre members. Two school shows are planned for Oct. 21.

Grammy Award-winning blues musician Keb Mo will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday. The singer, guitarist and songwriter has been described as “a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America.” His post-modern style is influenced by many eras and genres, including folk, rock, jazz and pop. Admission is $20, $34, $44 or $64, with discounts for theater members.

Tickets are available at kahilutheatre.org, by calling 885-6868 or between 9 a.m. and noon weekdays at the theater.