THE UUCLB Spring Concert Series #1: SK Kakraba, Ghanaian Master Musician

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Date(s) - Sunday, March 26, 2023
4:00 pm

UUCLB Presents: The UUCLB Spring Concert Series #1  (Click for Flyer Download)


SK Kakraba, Ghanaian master musician

Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 4:00pm in Wylder Hall

SK Kakraba is a virtuoso player of the gyil, the national instrument of Northern Ghana. The gyil is a xylophone containing 14 suspended wooden slats stretched over calabash gourds containing resonators. Born into a family of gyil players, in an area of Ghana that is known for its many great musicians, SK developed his mastery of the instrument, as well as his knowledge of its rich musical repertoire.

Since 2000, SK has performed at concerts and festivals across Africa, Europe and North America. In 2012, SK moved to Los Angeles, and began to connect with local musicians to create new blends of traditional and modern music.

The LA Weekly profiled SK as “The man who might be the world’s greatest xylophone player…” and described his music “…as hypnotic and otherworldly as you might expect — unfamiliar music, to Western ears, at its very best.

This is sure to be a show to be remembered.

Suggested donation: $20 general, $10 students, kids 12 and under free. Questions? Email

Also, please mark these dates in your calendar for the remaining Sprint Concert Series
    April 2
    May 16
    May 7