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The Talking Drums of Mali featuring Baye Kouyaté and Les Tougarakes (The Nomads)

March 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In the West African nation of Mali, the jeli, or griot, is an honored member of society—an advisor, historian, and storyteller, charged with preserving the ancient stories and oral history of his ancestors. Percussionist and old soul Baye Kouyaté comes from this lineage and, with his calabash and “talking drum,” is a walking history book, bubbling over with natural enthusiasm and creative energy. He’s joined by a high-spirited crew of musicians, all masters of traditional instruments.


March 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028

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