& PERCUSSION MANIA
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Doors: 6pm | Show: 7pm
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).