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The Beat of West Africa in New Orleans 

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June 19

7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., June 19-20

Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org

Ensemble Fatien mixes West African percussion, New Orleans jazz and some other blues and Creole sounds. A native of the Ivory Coast, Seguenon Kone (pictured) leads several percussionists and is joined by Dr. Michael White, Jason Marsalis, Marc Stone, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Michael Skinkus and others. Ivoire Spectacle dancers perform as well. Tickets $20.

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