My students are 7th graders so this was a great connection between cultural heritage of western Africa that was brought to the U.S.
They very much enjoyed the music. They were also interested in the origins of blues and the different instruments that Scott brought with him.
Born in Rochester NY in 1952, Scott Ainslie has been playing music on something since he was three years old. A guitarist since 1967 with powerful appreciation for and apprenticeships with elder black and white musicians in different musical traditions, Ainslie carries a portion of them forward in his own traditional blues performances and songwriting.