Dylan A. Bassett

Dylan Basset
  • Lecturer, West African Drumming

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Dylan Bassett has been the director of the African Drum Ensemble at KU since it was created in 2007 through the Kansas African Studies Center. Dylan is a composer, percussionist, and teacher. He holds a BA in Music and an MA in Global and International Studies.

He has performed in numerous jazz, rock, African, blues, and fusion bands throughout the U.S., Senegal, and Ghana. Currently Dylan performs with the afro-jazz-funk band SUNU and with the jazz band Bemsha Swing.




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