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All the Right Grooves

We’ve noticed a pattern in world-music criticism these days, especially pieces penned by American audiophiles. Anytime an album from Africa is reviewed, the terms “groove-oriented” and “polyrhythms” appear, ad nauseam. That’s good and all, but can y’all change it up a bit? Just a little? Thank you very much.

The Kawambe-Olawambe Drum and Dance Theater will create its own unique West African-inspired audio gumbo -- possibly with groove-oriented polyrhythms -- during the Callaloo Festival. The concert takes place in conjunction with the “Callaloo: An African Arts Stew” art exhibit.

Thu., Jan. 24, 7 p.m., 2008

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