Súle Greg Wilson of The Carolina Chocolate Drops
Feb 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$15 – $18
Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM
$15 advance, $18 door
Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food.
Baba Súle Greg Wilson, MA, has been sharing the power of positivity, Ancients’ Wisdom (C) and natural wellness for going on fifty years. Percussionist, banjoist, educator, storyteller, healer, Súle has performed on three continents; taught primary school to university; appeared at the Newport Folk Festival, on A Prairie Home Companion, stage, screen and the streets.
Born and raised in multi-cultural Washington, DC., Wilson began his public service at age twelve, with The Oya African Dancers and Drummers; then with Babatunde Olatunji; Chief Bey; the International Afrikan-American Ballet; the Copasetics; Ausar Auset Society; Dr. Ysaye and Nitanju of Sweet Honey in the Rock; Tony Trishka; Taj Mahal; Cheikh Hamala Diabate; Native rocker Keith Secola; folk legends Mike Seeger and John Sebastian; and more. He studied Western, Jazz, and Asian percussion at Oberlin College; played at the Asantehene’s palace in Ghana, West Africa, and jammed at NAMM with Giovanni, Luis Conté, and Sheila E. His music graces award-winning film soundtracks, and he is a founding member of the Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Súle’s book, The Drummer’s Path: Moving the Spirit with Ritual and Traditional Drumming, is a classic, and is used as a college text. The updated 2020, E-Book version of The Drummer’s Path, as well as the Súle System for Teaching and Learning Percussion—Volume One (DVD/book), based on what the Elders shared, are imminently online.
Born from a line of “seers”, Wilson attended temple, mosque, and church with friends and family from an early age; he began playing community ceremonies at age thirteen and swore off meat in High School. He began formal studies of healing and martial arts while in college in New York City, and underwent six years plus of priesthood training with the Ausar Auset Society. Baba Súle has workshopped/worked with Yogi Bhajan, Malidoma Somé, and other noted Old and New World elders. He continues his service live, via media, and online.
Súle Greg Wilson will be offering a banjo workshop earlier this day. More information and registration may be found here.