Music of Mali with Siya
ArtsWestchester's Arts Exchange
Sep. 17, 2011, 08:00 pm
In conjunction with the Dafina: Hidden Treasure exhibition, ArtsWestchester will present a concert of the Music of Mali. Performers include (list in formation) Yacouba Sissoko, Famoro Dioubate, and Awa Sangho. The music of Maili is dominated by forms derived from the ancient Mande Empire—as the Mande make up most of the Country’s population. Influences also come from the many ethnic groups that surround Mali as well as European and Moorish musical forms. In recent decades professional performers called jeliw, have produced a vibrant popular music scene alongside that co-exists with traditional folk music. Tickets are $15, or $10 for seniors, students and ArtsWestchester members. For further information contact (914) 428-4220 ext. 330 or visit www.artswestchester.org.