Tue, Nov 28|
Sankofa Video Books & Café
Black Space ft. Amadou Kouyate
We are thrilled to present the talented Amadou Kouyate as part of our Black Space series. Get ready to be mesmerized by his soulful melodies and captivating rhythms.
Time & Location
Nov 28, 2023, 7:00 PM
Sankofa Video Books & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
About The Event
Amadou Kouyate is a masterful musician who effortlessly blends traditional West African sounds with contemporary influences. His dynamic performances will transport you to another world, filled with rich cultural heritage and powerful storytelling.
Don't miss this opportunity to experience the magic of live music in person. Join us at Sankofa Video, Books and Cafe for an unforgettable evening of music, community, and celebration. We can't wait to see you there!
About Amadou Kouyate:
Continuing the musical lineage of his father’s heritage, Amadou performs a musical montage on the 21-string kora and rhythmic presentations on djembe and koutiro drums. His repertoire ranges from traditional songs of the 13th century to contemporary original compositions incorporating blues and jazz riffs.
In addition to his solo work, Amadou collaborates and performs with artists nationally and internationally, also with his world rock ensemble Proper SKANKS, and with Farafina Kan, WEEDOU Everything! and the Kouyate Family/Memory of African Culture. Selected credits include performances at The Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institution, Bristol Academy and Isle of White (England), Tim Festival (Brazil), and Baltimore Rhythm Festival.
He was an Adjunct Lecturer of African music and ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland as well as Director of the African Drum Ensemble. He has also served as an Artist-in-Residence with both Montgomery College and the renowned Strathmore Music Center and has been on faculty at American University, UMBC, Goucher College, and is currently on faculty at Howard University.
This is your non-refundable entry ticket$20.00