Fatai I IjifisoyeArtist: Fatai I Ijifisoye
59 Comstock Ave,
Providence, RI 02907
Artist Category: Music
Artist Type: Folk
Fatai is a master drummer from Ile Ife, Nigeria a major center of Yoruba culture. He offers workshops and more extended residencies about the "talking drum" ensemble and other aspects of Yoruba tradition. Yoruba culture was and continues to be a major feeder into Brazilian, Cuban and other Afro-American traditions. Because Yoruba is a tonal language the drums of Fatai's ensemble can be a source of communication. Fatai has learned from several Yoruba masters in Nigeria and the US and has performed at many community events.