This dynamic band blends the best of traditional African music with everything that’s funky about NOW. They take the stage with all the purpose and power of Burning Spear and all the good-time-say-what of a New Orleans brass band.

Africa Unplugged makes any concert, club, festival or party THE place to be!

For booking information contact:

April C. Turner




Africa Unplugged

Atiba Rorie has been playing percussion instruments since he was a young child.  He currently holds a BA in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has also studied with Babatunde Olatunji, Fahali Igbo, Bradley Simmons, Chief Bey, and The National Dance Ensemble of Ghana in a one month intensive in Accra, Ghana, and a one month intensive study in Guinea, West Africa.  He has taught at Winston Salem State University and Guilford College.  Rorie is an accompanist in the UNC Greensboro Dance Department and the American Dance Festival in Durham.  He is also a musician within various professional ensembles; with these ensembles he has performed at many venues including Dance Africa in New York, National Black Arts Festival, Black Dance USA, and two Presidential Inauguration Celebrations.  In 2005 Rorie was invited to participate in a Drums of Passion Tribute to Babatunde Olatunji at the Percussive Arts Society International Conference.  Rorie has been a guest artist at CaldCluegh Community Center, Agnes Scott College, Williams College, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Radford University.

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