Súle Greg Wilson

Súle Greg Wilson, M.A., with over fifty years experience as a community musician, inter-cultural healer, and storyteller, consciously mines tradition for the power of Success and Spirit inherent within.  This calling has led him to play and dance ceildhs, horas, bembés, shouts, jooks, batucadas, the bantaba and the hora.

Born and raised in Washington, DC, with school time in Ohio and New York City, Súle served as Director for the Smithsonian Institution’s Afro-American Index Project, as well as 2005’s historic Black Banjo Gathering, and he is a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Súle has careered as an archivist (the New York Stock Exchange, the World Bank) and an educator (New York, NY and Tempe, AZ Public Schools, Arizona State University).  His work as a composer, writer, and performing artist has graced stage and screen, print and the street, taking him from Antrim to Kumasi, Newport to Bahia, Juneau to Hermosillo, and he’s been blessed to share the stage and/or studio time with Babatunde Olatunji, Pura Fé, Taj Mahal, Tania Leon, Peter Rowan, Abraham Laboriel, Ruthie Foster, Ysaye Maria Barnwell, the Copasetics, Mike Seeger, the International African-American Ballet, the Phoenix Symphony, John Sebastian, Laura Love, and more. Wilson is the producer of numerous CDs, and his book, The Drummer’s Path: Moving the Spirit with Ritual and Traditional Drumming, is an inspirational standard in the field.  Be on the lookout for Funky Banjo, and The Drummer’s Path Moving the Spirit Workbook!