Friday, August 15, 2008

[Wadabo_updates] Music & Dance this weekend - 8/15-17

1 - Weekly Classes: Fatou N'Diaye returns & teaches 8/16

2 - Dance Shows: Afro-Jazz Repertory Class showing with Marianne Harkless 8/16

3 - Music Shows: Lamine Toure & Group Saloum LIVE 8/15 & Boubacar Diabate & SambaLolo LIVE 8/16


Fatou N'Diaye teaches this Saturday August 16
African Dance Class Saturdays, 4:30-6:00pm, 
$12 | The Dance Complex - 536 Mass Ave, Central Sq., Cambridge |

Sister Fatou has returned from her trip to Senegal and will teach her Saturday African dance class. Fatou's regular drummers will be there, including master drummer Samba Cisse and others. Fatou extends her thanks to the community for its continuing support while she was away.  


Performance & Potluck w/ Marianne Harkless
Saturday, August 16th, 6:30pm | The Julie Ince Thompson Theater, The Dance Complex - 536 Mass. Ave. Central Sq. Cambridge |
Free & Open to the Public |Potluck dinner following  performance.

Participants from the Afro-Jazz Repertory class will perform an original piece choreographed by Marianne Harkless, the culmination of this 8-week performance workshop. Afro-Jazz incorporates elements of West African, Afro-Brazilian, Caribbean, modern and jazz dance styles.
Everyone is invited to come watch the show and bring food to share afterwards.


Friday, August 15th, 9:45pm| The Lizard Lounge - 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge
| $10 cover

Group Saloum is: Lamine Toure (sabar & lead vocals, Paa Seck (sabar),Moha Seck (sabar), Michael Lewis (drums), Wusef (bass), Dai Miyazaki (lead guitar) Akili Jamal Haynes (trumpet, percussion and backing vocals), Patricia Tang (Keyboards), Erin Blatti (backing vacals), Sarah Privler (trombone). For more info visit or

Saturday, August 16th, 11pm | Matt Murphy's Pub - 14 Harvard St, Brookline 
| No cover, Food until 10pm |

SambaLolo, featuring Boubacar Diabate, West African Griot from Mali, combines traditional rhythms with modern influences to form a unique style of contemporary Malian Griot music. Singing in Bambara, Diabate tells stories of common shared human experiences such as of love, life and humanity. Through the age-old West African tradition of Griot storytelling, Diabate brings the audience on a musical journey that is embellished with accents of Jazz, Blues and Reggae. For more information about Boubacar Diabate and SambaLolo visit: www.SambaLolo.netor

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