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May
7
2021

Famoro Dioubate: a performance and discussion of the poetic and musical heritage of West African song and oral poetry

When: Friday, May 7, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Graduate Students

Contact: Mary Clare Meyer   847.491.7597

Group: Department of Classics

Category: Academic

Description:

An afternoon with Famoro Dioubate: a performance and discussion of the poetic and musical heritage of West African song and oral poetry.

Famoro Dioubate was born in Conakry, Guinea into a griot family. He is the grandson of El Hadj Djelli Sory Kouyate, a living legend of the Manding balafon. Famoro is a guardian of traditions dating back to the 13th century in the ancient Mandé Empire. He played in several groups across West Africa including Mory Kante‘s orchestra. He leads his band Kakande and recently released Kontendemi (2014). Famoro lives in New York and travels and performs internationally.

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