About the artist
Since 2000, Griot Drum Ensemble has entertained and enlightened local audiences through West African and Disapora storytelling and drumming. The ensemble was founded by the late Khabir Shareef. The group strives to preserve and perpetuate the oral traditions through the arts. The current members of Griot Drum Ensemble include Tony Artis, Andre-Rosa Artist, Khalil Mwayrika, and Komoyaka King.