Performing Ethnomusicology Series: Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke, West African Music

7 Mar

Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke, West African Music

March 11, 2011

Concert (12:30-1:20 pm, Brechemin Auditorium, FREE):
Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke perform a concert of traditional West African music.

Workshop (3:30-5:30 pm, Music 313, FREE)

Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop is a master of the djembe, sabar, tama (talking drum), and djun djun. Based in Seattle since 1999, he has toured internationally with musicians such as Poncho Sanchez, Alpha Blondy, Lucky Dube, and Max Romeo. He is the creator and producer of the annual Spirit of West Africa Festal at the Seattle Center, and Kasumai Africa at the Northshore Performing Arts Center in Bothell. Thione Diop and “Yeke Yeke” present a concert and workshop in the School of Music’s 2011 Performing Ethnomusicology Series.

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