Monday, July 02, 2007

[Wadabo_updates] Drum Workshops with Alisko Diabate - August

Dear African Dance & Drum Community,
Save the dates! presents
Doundoun workshops with

Alisko Diabate, master doundoun & sangban player
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
August 10, 11, & 12
(Times & Location TBA - Metro-Boston area)

For more information about the
workshops please contact 617.510.1489.

Alisko Diabate Bio:

Born in Conakray, the capital of Guinea West Africa, Alisko Diabate comes from

a Djeli family.  In Wet African culture, the Djeli are the keepers of

history, storytellers, musicians, and praise singers: reminding people

of their ancestors' powerful past in order to inspire those living in

the present.  Alisko is a master Doundoun and sangban player.  He has

toured internationally and played with Les Ballets Africains, Les

Merveilles d'Afrique, and Ballets Soleil.  He immigrated to the United

States in 1995 with the award winning Les Ballets Merveilles under the

directorship of Kemoko Sano, renowned Les Ballets Africains

Choreographer and Artistic Director.  Alisko continues to travel

throughout the United States and Canada performing, teaching workshops

and master classes.

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