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Amadou Kouyate at Museum of Fine Arts
September 22, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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 original contemporary 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.
Admission: $10 for the general public, FREE for WCMFA Members