Charles Williams and Tom Teasley as World-Beat

The artistry of singer/actor Charles Williams and global-jazz percussionist/composer Tom Teasley will present a program featuring the inspirational texts of such authors as Langston Hughes and Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as African folk songs. All are accompanied by inventive percussive rhythms and melodies. The duo has performed their critically acclaimed melding of music and voice at prestigious venues and before academic audiences in the U.S., Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Europe. Williams and Teasley achieve a true marriage of ancient melody and future sounds, of Africa, the West and beyond.

Please come witness the timeless world rhythms evoked by Teasley’s masterful blend of ethnic percussion and cutting-edge electronics underscore traditional verse delivered in spirited performance art mode by Williams.