Friday, February 27, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] Reminder: Griot Festival at MIT Saturday Feb 28

MIT Griot Festival:
Celebrating the Musical Traditions of Africa and the Diaspora

with special guests from Senegal --
The Mbaye Family Drum Troupe

Saturday, February 28, 2009

10:30am-12:00pm  -  Drumming with Griots:
a sabar drum workshop. (N52-199, Endicott World Music Room)

6:30-7:30pm  -  Griots Demystified:
a pre-concert symposium panel featuring griot elder Masikh Mbaye,
with Prof. Eric Charry (Wesleyan),
Prof. Patricia Tang (MIT) and Amadou Seck (Nobles).
Kresge Auditorium, MIT.

8:00pm  -  Griot Celebration:
African music, drum and dance performance featuring the Mbaye
Family Drum Troupe, Rambax MIT, Balla
Tounkara, Balla Kouyate, and other guest artists.
Directed by Lamine TourĂ© and Patricia Tang.  Kresge Auditorium, MIT.

All events free and open to the public. Made possible by Music and
Theater Arts, the Council for the Arts, the SHASS Dean's Office at
MIT, the Committee on Race and Diversity, and the American Islamic

Don't forget: Group Saloum WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 at Ryles Jazz Club.


Patricia Tang
Associate Professor
Music & Theater Arts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10-264, 77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-452-3572 (office)
617-253-4523 (fax)

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