Celebrating Black History Month, our friends at Batuki Music and Music Africa both have compelling programs taking place this month.
On Saturday, explore the musical heritage of Mali with kora master Diely Mori Tounkara at the Alliance Francaise Theatre. Born into a family of griots, he has a wide repertoire of traditional Mandingo pieces. He learned to play guitar, taught by his brother, Djeli Mady Tounkara, the internationally acclaimed soloist for the legendary Super Rail-Band of Bamako.
Meanwhile, Afrofest activities branch out to one of Toronto’s leading African gathering places, the Suya Spot in North York. Two events over the month feature a diverse selection of African artists. Both concerts will feature top local talent performing live, starting with Saturday’s show – Slimflex (Ghana) and Ozee B & Success (Nigeria). On the 25th – Amadou Keinou (Burkina Faso) with Soukouss Stars (DRC)
Meanwhile, hats off to the 2017 Juno Award Nominees for World Music: Lorraine Klaasen. Sultans of String, Okavango African Orchestra, Turkwaz, and Nomadica. Well done all and we look forward to the award!
Concert de musique du Mali, avec Diely Mori Tounkara
Alliance Française de Toronto February 11th, 2017
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