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Not many musicians can claim an 800-year musical legacy as balafon master FamoroDioubate can. From one of the most prestigious families of griots (musician/storytellers)in Guinea, Dioubate is a guardian of traditions dating back to the 13th century in theancient Mandé Empire. Named for his ancestral village, Dioubate’s ensemble Kakande isan ...

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  • 05/03/201305/03/2013
  • New York, NY

West African Group Kakande with Debut Appearance at Webster Hall 05/03

Not many musicians can claim an 800-year musical legacy as balafon master Famoro Dioubate can. From one of the most prestigious families of griots (musician/storytellers) in Guinea, Dioubate is a guardian of traditions dating back to the 13th century in the ancient Mandé Empire. Named for his ancestral village, Dioubate’s ensemble Kakande is an extension of the lineage that he knew back home, bridging this near millennial tradition to modern audiences.

As legend holds, the balafon...

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