Balafon Beats with Mamadou Diabaté

April 23, 2022 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Broad Street Park
Broad Street
Hop Box Office
Balafon Beats with Mamadou Diabaté @ Broad Street Park

Enchanting music from a master of the balafon.

Please not the location for this event has been changed to Broad Street Park for the 3PM performance in Claremont.

Musician and composer Mamadou Diabaté shares his award-winning talents on the balafon, an instrument which resembles a xylophone with wooden sound bars that are reinforced with hollowed out gourds. Diabaté’s use of rhythm with the balafon’s unique sound creates a captivating musical experience. His music honors millennia-old West African culture and tells the stories of the Sambla people who live in 12 villages in Burkina Faso.

Experience the sound of the balafon in this performance by Mamadou and his band Percussion Mania.

Language translation will be offered by Laura McPherson, Associate Professor of Linguistics at Dartmouth College.

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