education POSTS

SummerDance with Idy Ciss

July 16th, 2012

We’ll be playing this Thursday in Grant Park for the SummerDance festival, paired with Senegalese dance instructor Idy Ciss! Dance class will start at 6 pm, and we’ll play two sets following, joined by guest vocalists Mark Ford and Typhanie Monique.


Thawing Out and Warming Up

March 1st, 2012

The OP is back this spring, with some new tunes, new shows, and new instruments – in the way that a vocalist refers to his or her voice as an instrument. And well they should, as we’re lucky to be joined at our next gig by Mark Ford and Typhanie Monique on vocals. They’ll be joining us, along with Avo Randruut and his DePaul African Ensemble on Friday, March 3 at the beautiful DePaul Concert Hall.


Thanks, DePaul African Ensemble

March 8th, 2010

We want to thank Avo Randruut and the DePaul African Ensemble for hosting us at the March 5 concert at the DePaul Concert Hall.  We were thrilled with the fine reception from the crowd, and it was definitely a highlight to perform the closing number with the Ensemble and watch some master percussionists trade rhythms.