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West African Griot Summit
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Celebrated griots—musician/storyteller/poet/historians—from West Africa perform in this historic gathering at the Graduate Center.

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: Assigned by SmartTix
Seat assignments are assigned by SmartTix, based on the best seat at the time the order is completed.

Popularly known as “praise singers,” griots also use their songs for gossip, satire, or political commentary. This show features Abdoulaye Diabate, Abdourahmane Mangara, Yacouba Diabate, Mamady Kouyate, Mamady Kourouma, Famoro Dioubate, and other griots from Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, the Gambia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. They will perform on guitar, timbin (flute), gambare (lute), ngoni (lute), kora (harp/lute), balafon (xylophone), and djembe (drum), and they will be joined by special guest vocalists. Curated by Sylvain Leroux.

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