Cheick Hamala Diabate

Cheick Hamala Diabate (Malian griot)
7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13

Tickets: $10/$9 Museum Members

Season Ticket offer available prior to this show only!
Admission to all four Fall Global Fridays shows:
$35/$30 Museum Members

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Lower Level Auditorium, AANM
13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI

A djeli (griot) from one of Mali’s most storied musical families, Diabate is keeper of a vibrant musical tradition that blends history and performance. Equal parts musician and storyteller, his art is rooted as much in strings, percussion and sound as it is in praising, chiding, entertaining and reliving Mali’s past. A world-recognized master of the ngoni – a Malian instrument resembling the banjo – Diabate has fused the traditional rhythms and vocals of his ancestors with more electric American sounds during his decade living in the U.S.

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6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, prior to the Global Fridays concert

Learn about the history and context of music in Mali, in a free panel discussion presented by the African and African American Studies program at the University of Michigan – Dearborn (UM-D). Panelists are Dr. Vera H. Flaig, an ethnomusicologist specializing in West African music at UM-D; Nubia Wardford-Polk, educator/museum professional who leads the Nubian Archaeological Project; and blues musician/historian Robert Jones.

Upcoming Global Fridays performances

Friday, Nov. 1: Amir ElSaffar Quintet (Arabic jazz)

Friday, Nov. 29: Rebetiki Istoria (Greek urban folk)
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