For over 30 years, Ian Dogole (www.iandogole.com) has articulated his vision of Global Fusion Music as a multipercussionist, bandleader, educator, recording artist, composer and producer. He has released seven recordings and a DVD as a leader – Along the Route, Dangerous Ground, Ionospheres, Night Harvest, Convergence, Crossroads, Outside the Box – Jazz Journeys & Worlds Beyond and Ian Dogole & Hemispheres In Concert (DVD). Ian has recorded and performed with artists such as Hamza el Din,
"Portrait Of Cheikh Anta Diop" was composed by Randy Weston and arranged by percussionist Ian Dogole and pianist Frank Martin. According to Randy, this is the first time this piece has been performed outside of his own African Rhythms Ensemble. This piece was performed March 19, 2016 at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, CA., as part of "Afro-Weston," a tribute concert honoring the African-infused music of pianist/composer and musical storyteller Randy Weston. Musicians: Ian Dogole – cajon, heck stick, splash cymbal Frank Martin – piano Yassir Chadly – oud, qarqabas Paul McCandless – bass clarinet Dave Tidball – tenor saxophone Dan Feiszli – double bass Videographer – Celso Alberti Live Sound Engineer – Paul Lamb This project was supported by a grant from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music (SFFCM).