Dracup & Male
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Chris Dracup is a lifelong New Mexico musician who has been a singer, songwriter and lead guitarist with some of the state's most popular musical acts, including The Muttz, The Rattle Cats, The Chris Dracup Trio and Soul Kitchen. Known for his soulful electric and acoustic blues guitar, Chris' music draws on being comfortable in a wide range of musical styles. His acoustic slide guitar playing reflects the southern delta blues tradition. His original songwriting and regular performance schedule have garnered him critical and popular acclaim and won him an enduring Southwestern fan base.
A legend, known as a Griot, Malé Fainke was born in Mali, West Africa. He is a master dancer and drummer who has traveled throughout the world sharing his culture, dance and music. He has lived in the U.S. for twenty-two years and has taught in a range of schools from elementary to university, as well as community classes across the country. He teaches African Dance and Drum, Djembe and Dun Dun, among many other African instruments, at UNM's College of Fine Arts, and plays Djembe and talking drum in Chris's latest musical project, :Funk of The West.