Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa

“Out of many, one” was never so true. The Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa, inspired by the folk traditions of the hundreds of ethnic groups of Mali, mixes Congolese soukous with bits of other folk styles from around the world, including Moorish, Latin, Caribbean and other West African countries, for an authentic but contemporary sound. During today’s performance, you’ll see storytelling griots, exuberant dancers and skillful musicians performing Djefrile (a song reminding us to be kind to children), Soubala Molea (an instrumental tune about lovers meeting in the night), Aloubin (a wedding song) and Douga (a battle cry). Take a musical trip to West Africa today at 8 p.m. 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-227-4772 or visit $20 to $45.
Sat., Nov. 22, 8 p.m., 2008
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