Amadou Kouyate visits our Downtown Campus on 9/4 at 7pm!
Posted On August 18, 2014
LORD C presents, in conjunction with the Salisbury University Art Galleries, an evening of music and stories with Amadou Kouyate, the 150th generation of the Kouyate family of Manding Diali (oral historians/musicians of West Africa), performing on the 21-string Kora and more.
Amadou Kouyate is the 150th generation of the Kouyate family of Manding Diali (oral historians/musicians of West Africa) and the first generation born of his father’s lineage in America. Amadou performs a musical montage on the 21-string Kora, and rhythmic presentations on Djembe and Koutiro drums. His repertoire ranges from traditional songs from the 13th century to contemporary original compositions incorporating blues and jazz riffs. In addition to his solo work, Amadou Kouyate performs with guest artists as well as with The Kouyate Family, Urban Afrikan, Farafina Kan, Manding Jata and Spank Rock.
His credits include performances at The Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institution, Bristol Academy and Isle of White (England), Tim Festival (Brazil), Lowell, East-Lansing and Dayton National Folk Festivals, DanceAfrica DC, New York and Chicago, with The National Symphony Orchestra, the production “Soul Possessed,” directed by Debbie Allen, at Carnegie Hall with Sweet Honey in The Rock, the Victoria World Percussion Festival (British Columbia), the Patronio Alvarez Festival (Colombia), the Emancipation Festival (Trinidad and Tobago), “Hera Suite” featuring a collaboration of compositions and arrangements for the University of Maryland and Montgomery College symphonic and djembe orchestras and with African American Dance Ensemble, Images of Cultural Artistry and Mamaya African Jazz.
Please join us for this exciting live event on September 4th at 7pm in our Downtown Galleries, located at 118/120 N. Division Street in Salisbury. Light refreshments will be served.
This event is brought to you in part by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.