MAMADOU DIABATE & PERCUSSION MANIA
Sunday, November 4, 2018
DJ Henri: 7pm
Mamadou Diabate & Percussion Mania: 8pm
635 Sackett St, Brooklyn
Limited unreserved seating plus additional standing room
$20 advance / $25 day of show
Presented with LPR
Mamadou Diabate is an award-winning balafon master and composer born in Burkina Faso. He comes from a traditional “Jeli” family of musicians and storytellers of the Sambla people and began his professional training at the age of five with his father Penegue Diabate, who was considered the best balafon player beyond the borders of the Sambla culture.
Mamadou Diabate & Percussion Mania has a unique lineup with two balafons as lead instruments, delivering spectacular balafon duels between Mamadou and his cousin Yacouba Konate. They won the Grand Prix of the "Triangle du Balafon" competition in Mali (2012) and Diabate was made Knight of the National Order of Burkina Faso (2017).
DJ.HENRI FROM RADIOAFRICAONLINE.COM
dj.henri has long specialized in the music of Mali and Guinea, as well as desert music. He has opened for Salif Keita three times, Vieux Farka Toure twice, Habib Koite, Tinariwen, Daby Toure, and Noura Mint Seymali. He’s been booked at the Apollo Theater, B.B. King’s, the Mercury Lounge, Symphony Space, (le) poisson rouge, Joe’s Pub, and many other venues. His station Radio Africa Online is the longest-running Africa all-music station online, and his podcast, Radio Africa Online Mixes, is featured in the iTunes Store and elsewhere, enjoying 50 terabytes of traffic annually.