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The Sunjata Story: A Glimpse of Mande Epic
February 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Sunjata Story: A Glimpse of a Mande Epic
A Global Musics Local Connections FILM SERIES
Tuesday, February 28th
The life story of Sunjata Keita, the prince who founded West Africa’s greatest empire almost 800 years ago, has been passed down for generations. The McConnell Library will host a special performance of this story featuring two master musicians from Mali: singer Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté accompanied on balafon by Fodé Lassana Diabaté, with poetic translation by Professor Cherif Keita.
The evening will include a film, discussion and musical performance. Everyone welcome.
This is the first in a series of films as part of Global Musics – Local Connections Film Festival.
Sponsored by The Centre for Sound Communities (CBU).