July 29, 2016

A Concert Featuring the Cheick Hamala Diabate Ensemble

Event Date: 2016/03/23 Running Time: 62 minutes

Cheick Hamala Diabate Ensemble
Cheick Hamala Diabate is a West African historian in the griot tradition, a sought after performer, lecturer, storyteller and choreographer. Diabate was born into a griot family in Kita, Mali. In West African tradition, the griot is a male troubadour-historian whose hereditary role is to preserve and share the history, genealogy and oral traditions of his people, as well as providing advice and practicing diplomacy.

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