15 Dec Cheka Katenen Dioubate is really a Guinean griot whoever task description includes storyteller, historian, poet, musician and praise singer.
Griots are main towards the upkeep of Mande traditions in western Africa. Serving as a full time income archive, they've been keepers and vocalists for the history that is oral culture associated with individuals, doing at marriages, funerals as well as other rites of passage. Dioubate brings to the level a powerful vocals and commanding presence, as befits the griot whom must act as intermediary between generations of her ancestors and her residing market.
Our final stay in this incomplete concert preview is Ethiopia, as represented by the songs of Netsanet Mellesse. This singer posseses a recording that is impressive catalogue, having produced old-fashioned Ethiopian, pop music and gospel records back. Certainly one of Ethiopia’s best krar players and composers Fantahun Shewankochew Mekonnen will come with Mellesse during the Alliance Francaise.
Vusi Mahlasela and Hugh Masekela : It is not Batuki musical Society’s only big presentation this thirty days
On February 28, in colaboration with Koerner Hall, they co-present “Vusi Mahlasela and Hugh Masekela: two decades of Freedom.” This concert is billed as “freedom tracks honouring twenty years of democracy in Southern Africa together with official end of apartheid” and headlines the trumpeter, singer and composer Masekela and singer/songwriter Mahlasela.
The award-winning Mahlasela, referred to as Voice in the house nation, is celebrated for their distinct, effective vocals along with his poetic words.