Monday, July 30, 2007

[Wadabo_updates] Reminder: Drum Workshops w/ Alisko Diabate

Dear African Dance & Drum Community,
Don't miss 3 days of workshops with one of
Guinea's most talented drum artists!

SambaLolo presents
Doundoun workshops with

Alisko Diabate, master doundoun & sangban player:
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 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.

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