Hot Ticket: Dzolali Drum & Dance Ensemble – July 19

It’s easy to be cynical about aid efforts in Africa when slacktivism fiascos like the Kony 2012 campaign throw shade on the entire Western attitude toward the continent. But for percussionit/composer Curtis Andrews, making a difference in a developing nation means constructive, on-the-ground action. He first visited Dzogadze, a village in southeast Ghana in 1999, while studying percussion. Since then he’s made it his mission to give back to the community and has raised enough money to add a wing to the local school and help students travel to continue their education. Andrews, with the support of a wide local cast, will be performing traditional music and dance from Dzogadze at The Ship Pub. Cover is set at a $10 minimum donation with proceeds benefiting the Dzogadze Education Development Foundation.