African Guitar Summit, Fort St. Joh, B.C., photographer unknown

African Rhythms and American Guitars


Fairbanks Concert Association’s penultimate 2014-2015 concert featured Canadian/African supergroup African Guitar Summit. They are a a Canadian group with very diverse African roots. Their show is very hard to describe, a synthesis of some elements of American guitar, traditional African instruments, rhythms and melodies and lyrics, and brilliant instrument work. But that’s a hopelessly inadequate description…