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Concert de Musique Sambla

November 12, 2018 · 7:00 pm8:30 pm · Taplin Auditorium

Program in Linguistics

Mamadou Diabate & Percussion Mania will perform traditional West African music. Mamadou Diabate is an award winning balafon master and composer born in Burkina Faso. He combines “Jeli” family music making with story telling of the Sambla peoples. This music is in fact the Sambla language translated directly into song.  Unless you speak this language you cannot play this music.


Co-sponsored by the Department of Music, Department of African American Studies, Program in African Studies, Lewis Center for the Arts, Department of Anthropology, and Professor Gavin Steingo.

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