Master of the Ghanaian Gyil
SK Kakraba is a renowned virtuoso on the Ghanaian gyil, a xylophone with gourd resonators punctured with holes covered in the silk of spider cocoons. This arrangement produces the distinctive buzzing sound of the instrument, rich in melodic and percussive qualities.
Kakraba descends from a long line of gyil masters who have traditionally played sacred music reserved for funerals and religious observances. This will be the first-ever San Diego performance by this artist, who is possibly “the world’s greatest xylophone player” (La Weekly).
More about the artist: LA Weekly Article | Video Documentary | Music Video “Benekpongbile”
General Seating: $20
VIP Seating: $40
Mingei Members receive a 10% discount.
The ticket price includes admission to the performance and access to Mingei International Museum’s Gallery Level ($14 value) after 4 PM on the day of the performance. The Commons Level is free for all.
Proceeds support hands-on world music and dance programming for San Diego students in schools underserved by the arts.
To purchase a Ticket Package for all 6 concerts, visit World Music at Mingei International Museum.
Health and Safety
Proof of vaccination is required to attend these performances. Please bring a picture of your vaccine card or the card itself.
Masks are required indoors for all guests (ages 2+) regardless of vaccination status. For more information about visiting Mingei International Museum, please visit their website.
Please purchase tickets in advance.
Major Grant Sponsor
Financial support provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
Become a Sponsor
For details on sponsorship opportunities, please visit the Center for World Music’s 2022 World Music at Mingei Sponsorship Information.