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Afriky Lolo Joins Meramec Symphonic Band and Orchestra for Concert

February 14, 2014

Afriky Lolo  
Drummers and dancers of Afriky Lolo will perform with the Meramec Symphonic Band and Orchestra March 2.

The West African-style drummers and dancers of Afriky Lolo will join the Meramec Symphonic Band and Orchestra for a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in the theater on campus, 11333 Big Bend Road.

Afriky Lolo has performed its high-energy show at many local venues and schools, including the Center of Creative Arts and the Festival of Nations.

"When I first saw this group, my first thought was to get them on stage with my musicians at Meramec,” said Gary Gackstatter, Meramec band and orchestra conductor.

Gackstatter composed the pieces that will accompany the dancing and drumming.

"There will be nearly 100 musicians on stage backing up the percussionists," said Gackstatter. "I truly love putting groups together and creating events that have never happened before.”

Admission to the concert is free. For more information, contact the Meramec Music department at meramecmusic@stlcc.edu or 314-984-7639.