Bassidi Kone Jembe Workshop!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hands-on jembe workshop led by Bassidi Kone.

Sponsored by MSU Department of Music and the LINK CENTER.

A unique opportunity to experience the rich drumming culture of Mali without having to get on a plane!
Beginners to professional levels - all are welcome!
Saturday, November 5th from 10:00 A.M to noon.
At the LINK CENTER in Tupelo, MS

Bassidi Koné is of Bwa ethnicity from the Segou region in Mali. Born into a Griot family, Bassidi grew up beside his father’s instrument, the balafon (a traditional, wooden xylophone), instilling in him his forefather’s traditional village songs and rhythms. After moving to Bamako at thirteen, Bassidi met Koninba Bagayogo, a meeting that profoundly influenced his musical career as a percussionist. Playing alongside this master djembe player, the young Bassidi extended his knowledge and skill, distinguishing himself through his innovative solo lead playing and technical virtuosity.

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