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Djobi Wake Up Ensemble To Teach, Perform At Dayton International Peace Museum


Dayton International Peace Museum is hosting a day of African drum and dance featuring performances and workshops from Djobi Wake Up Ensemble.  WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke to Emmanuel and Kimberly Djobi ahead of their first visit to Dayton, Ohio.

Dayton African Drum and Dance featuring workshops and performanes is Saturday, May 4 at the Dayton International Peace Museum.  Learn more below or at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1191125151050014/

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Born a Hoosier, but only living there in spurts, Niki Dakota spent much of her young life moving around the United States with her archeologist mother. Throughout these years, there was always a ukulele somewhere close at hand. By the time the family settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Dakota found herself in pursuit of professional music-making as she headed-up the Alterna-Folk band, Plow On Boy. In the course of her first live radio interview to promote the band, Niki’s keen excitedness manifest itself in extreme chattiness. At the conclusion of the segment, the DJ closed the mic and said, “You need to be in radio."  That was in 1990.