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OpenHouse Music NOLA (formerly MusicianExchange) Presents:
The Big Get Down! An Evening of African Music with Morikeba Kouyate &
Thierno Dioubate and friends.
Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 9:00pm
3445 Prytania (across from Touro Hospital)
This is a new monthly party taking place on the first Saturday of
every month. Enjoy classic African soul/funk/R&B between sets. Drink
specials all night
$5 w/ student ID
Morikeba Kouyate is known throughout West Africa for his electrifying
performances and virtuosity with the traditional Kora. The Kora is a
21- string instrument from the West African countries of The Gambia,
Senegal, and Mali . It is an ancient instrument that is part of
Africa?s rich spiritual music tradition.
Morikeba Kouyate was born and raised into a family of Griots in
Bounkiling, Senegal. He began his training at the age of eight and was
performing professionally by the age of fourteen. He became successful
and well-known for his expert storytelling and Kora playing.
Morikeba Kouyate is a recipient of a 2002 Illinois Arts Council grant
for the Master-Apprentice Program; a[masked] Illinois Arts Council
Artstour artist; and a recipient of a 2003 City of Chicago, Department
of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) grant.
Thierno Dioubate is a Griot from Boke,Guinea who is an expert on
Balafon and Djembe. He has performed worldwide with Mali Kora master
Toumani Dioubate, Guinee vocalist extrodinaire Sekou Bambino Dioubate,
as well as his brother Karamba Dioubate. Thierno started performing
professionally at age 17 as he continued to learn the Balafon from his
griot father. the great Aladji Suroon Dioubate, and performed in
Guinee with Sole de Afrique. Thierno is also an excellent African cook
and a very special addition to Kora Konnection.
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From: Zac Kushner <[address removed]>
Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 2:54 PM
To: Amber Tucker <[address removed]>
OpenHouse Music New Orleans
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