2007 Library News

African Drummer From Cameroon To Perform at The Warr Acres Library

For most Americans, Africa remains among the most exotic places on earth.

You and your family can thrill to some of the drama and color of Africa at The Warr Acres Library on Thursday, February 22, 2007 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. as Gustaff Besungu presents “Village Nights: Storytelling and Traditional Dance from Cameroon, Africa”. Besungu accompanies his stories by playing the djembe, a type of African drum.

“Gustaff was born and raised in Cameroon ,” said Warr Acres librarian Rondia Banks. “He's an entertainer to keep an eye one, having performed with the Baha'i Wolrd Centre Choir in Haifa , Israel , the AlmaLatina in Norman, and other musical groups. Most recently he worked with The Light Combo, an acoustic trio here in Oklahoma .”

Besungu's sound is a unique blend of traditional rhythms with music from around the world.

“Village Nights: Storytelling and Traditional Dance from Cameroon , Africa ” is a program for teens and adults. For more information call the Warr Acres Library at 721-2616. Pre-registration is required.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City . You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.