MASTERS OF RHYTHMBack to Listings
Type: On-Going Events
Location: UVIC - Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
Address: MAC B125 MacLaurin Building University of Victoria Victoria, British Columbia
Join us for an unforgettable evening with three of West Africa's finest musicians. Two-time Juno Award winner Naby Camara (balafon & percussion), Amadou Kouyate (kora - African harp & Percussion), Weedie Braimah (djembe & percussion).
Opening guests: the Victoria Percussion Orchestra and the UVic African Music Ensemble. Amadou Kouyate is the 150th generation of the Kouyate lineage and has studied and performed Manding music since the age of three years old. He has dedicated his life to the task of become an ambassador of African culture to the world. The catalyst for such a responsibility is the passion he has for reconnecting those of the African Diasporas to one another. His repertoire ranges from traditional songs from the 13th century to contemporary original compositions incorporating blues and jazz riffs.