ALANA Cultural Center, 13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

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Malian musician and jeli (storyteller/praise-singer) Balla Kouyaté and musicians from his band World Vision discuss and demonstrate the music and instruments of West Africa, the legacy of the jeliya tradition, and roles of the jeli in society today. Kouyaté himself belongs to an 800-year lineage tracing back to Balla Fasséké Kouyaté, jeli of the first Malian emperor, Sunjata Keita. Kouyaté and World Vision perform at 7:30pm in the Chapel, following the opening reception to the Longyear’s exhibit, Beyond the Beat (5:30 in Alumni Hall).

Hosted by the Department of Music. This series is co-sponsored by the Colgate Arts Council, Asian Studies, African and Latin American Studies, Core Communities and Identities, Core Legacies, and University Studies.


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