Monday, February 18, 2008

[Wadabo_updates] Reminder: Kakande with Mory Kante at Johnny D's Thurs Feb 21

Don't Miss Out!
Kakande with Mory Kante at Johnny D's Thurs 2/21

On Thursday February 21st, Johnny D's presents Kakande, a 9-piece West
African band based out of NYC, celebrating the release of their much
anticipated album, Dununya ( The West
African music scene has been steadily growing in the U.S. in recent
years and it is sure to explode when this groundbreaking new disc hits
stores. To venerate Dununya's release, African superstar Mory Kante will
join Kakande on stage, in a rare U.S. appearance, and an
once-in-a-lifetime chance to see this legendary musician supporting
another group.

Kakande is a 9-piece collective that demonstrates how the balafon
(xylophone) has electrified African music for 800 years. Lush vocals,
flutes, sinewy guitars, cellos and countless melodic textures are
propelled by the power of Famoro Dioubate's balafon virtuosity. Layers
of intricate melody come together in Kakande to create this explosive
new groove. Mory Kante's support for the group is remarkable, especially
since he was the first African artist to sell a million CDs (see

February 21th will be a historic chance to join Kakande and Mory Kante
as Boston writes a new chapter in the history of griot music.

Who: Kakande with special guest Mory Kante

What: CD release for new album Dununya

Where: Johnny D's
17 Holland St.
Somerville, MA 02144

When: Thursday Feb. 21, 2008

Price: $15 advance/$18 door
Advance Tickets at:
More Information: Contact Raul Rothblatt - Raul [at] /
718-857-3150 / 646-498-6093

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