Thursday, May 28, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] Boubacar Diabate & SambaLolo at Johnny D's Saturday (5/30)

Boubacar Diabate & SambaLolo This Saturday May 30

Johnny D's Lounge | 9:30pm $10 cover 21+ | 17 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville | Davis Square stop on the Red Line |  617.776.2004


On Saturday, May 30, 2009, Boubacar Diabate and his band, SambaLolo (meaning Peace Star), will be headlining an evening of music at Johnny D's in Davis Square, Somerville.  Through the age-old West African tradition of Griot storytelling, Diabate combines traditional rhythms with modern influences to create his own infectious style of music with trips to Jazz, Blues and Reggae.  Singing in Mandeng, Bamanan and English, Diabate tells stories of common shared human experiences such as of love, life and humanity.  From the first note, Diabate and SambaLolo deliver a mesmerizing and memorable performance.   Diabate hails from Bamako in MaliWest Africa and is now a resident of Somerville. 


For more information on Boubacar Diabate and SambaLolo, visit

Friday, May 22, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] Out of Africa Benefit Performance from Fatou-Carol


Sat. May 30, 2009 8:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Open School
850 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA


Produced by Lila Sylla and Fatou-Carol Sylla

"Out of Africa" celebrates African rooted dance and music from West
Africa and America.
Performing will be Under the Sun Dance and Drum, Boston Tap Company,
Beat Tree Dance Company and Enmotions Hip Hop Dance Company.
Solo performers include griot/musician, Bajaili Cissokho and dancer,
Pape N'Diaye, both from Senegal, West Africa as well as
Renzo the Hoofer and vocal soloist, Iginaijah Seck.
Other special guests include Raymond Sylla, Noel Staples,
Stone Montgomery and more.
Don't miss these amazing artists in a soulful performance great for the
entire family!!

In addition
It is for a great cause!

Come help us "RAISE THE ROOF"
for a displaced family in need of a home in Senegal, West Africa.

Adults $20, BDA Members $15, Children (ages 6-17) $8
Groups of 10 or more 25% discount
King Open Families Adults $13, children $5
Children 5 and under free.
Contact #: 617-868-6193

Getting there by Public Transportation.
From the Lechmere Station on the Green line, take #69 bus towards
Harvard Sq.
The school will be on the left.
From Harvard Sq. station on the Red Line take the #69 bus towards Lechmere
The school will be on your right.
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