Michael Skinkus & Moyuba (2011) 06 - Sam Price
6th May 2011 at the Fair Grounds Race Course (Lagniappe Stage), New Orleans, USA.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, www.nojazzfest.com/.
Country: United States - New Orleans. Style: Afro-Cuban.
Lineup: Michael Skinkus (timbales/batá drum), Andaiye Alimayu (v), Janet "Sula" Evans (v), Margie Perez (v), Ian McPhail (tenor sax), Sam Price (bass g), Mike Jacobsen (conga) and bongo/chekere player.
If anyone can identify the percussionist in photo #08, I would be most grateful.
Michael Skinkus moved to New Orleans in 1987 to attend Tulane University (he has degrees in Latin American Studies and Ethnomusicology), and is a frequent collaborator with other bands. At this Jazzfest he sat in with the Radiators, Iguanas, Dr John, OTRA, Fredy Omar, Rumba Buena, and the Honey Island Swamp Band (plus providing some accompaniment for Emeline Michel on the Allison Miner Stage). He formed Moyuba in 2002. The band plays original compositions inspired by traditional Cuban Santería chants, combined with elements of Jazz. The band members can also be found in Zion Trinity (Alimayu, Evans), the Honeypots (Perez), OTRA (Price) and Fredy Omar (Jacobsen).