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UP NEXT: MORIKEBA KOUYATE
Singing in his native Mandingo language and offering virtuosic performances on the kora (a 21-string instrument made from a calabash), Kouyate delights audiences young and old with call-and-response songs and engaging stories that share the 700 year old history of the Mandingo people. Performance followed by Sun Ra Arkestra.
Senegalese Griot & Kora Master
Saturday, April 7 at 7pm
North Beach Bandshell | 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Co-presented with Community Arts & Culture as part of the 20th Annual Afro Roots Festival.
MDC STUDENT ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
Thu, April 5 at 9:50am at Room G303
MDC Kendall Campus
A collaborative jam between Morikeba Kouyate and MDC Dance Dept Faculty, Michelle Grant-Murray.
Fri, April 6 at 10am at MDC Live Arts Lab
MDC Wolfson Campus
Morikeba will give a musical demonstration and discuss the role of the griot, the tradition of the kora, his identity as a Muslim and Islam in West Africa.
Part of Ojalá/Inshallah: Wishes from the Muslim World, a season designed to explore the diversity of Muslim culture through the arts and to challenge widespread assumptions concerning contemporary Muslim identity, made possible in part by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts (DDFIA)’s Building Bridges 2016-17 Grant Program.