Don't miss 3 days of workshops
with one of Guinea's most talented drum artists!
Doundoun workshops THIS WEEKEND with
Alisko Diabate, master doundoun & sangban player:
Friday, August 10, 7:30-9:30pm
Saturday, & Sunday, August 11 & 12, 3:00-5:00pm
Davis Sq. Studios - 256 Elm Street, Davis Sq., Somerville
Visit www.SambaLolo.net for flyer.
For information & registration 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 West 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.