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3rd annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Arthur Thompson’s Taste of Africa
Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Arthur Thompson is the creative heart of African Dance Troupe, which melds dance and the traditional rhythms of West Africa with a jazzman’s gift of expression. He produces and records with the group, as well as with many other artists. Thompson’s polyrhythms have contributed to numerous music genres—jazz, rock, funk–for more than 20 years, including stints with Tom Braxton, Wayman Tisdale, and Toby Keith. The Tulsa-based musician has influenced generations through his teaching and mentoring. He works with children in public and private school systems, with at-risk children in several communities, and with children of incarcerated parents. He has authored books for children as well as his “Math and Music” curriculum.