WMI PLUS At Home
WMI PLUS At Home is WMI's virtual programming series that features artist conversations and demonstrations, and takes a deeper dive into musical traditions and instruments from around the world. These talks are led by fellow musicians, scholars, radio hosts, DJs and ethnomusicologists.
WMI PLUS and WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison.
Grammy-nominated singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol (Dunya Ensemble / New England Conservatory) and Ronnie Malley (The Band's Visit / Intercultural Productions) discuss Turkish musical styles and traditional instruments.
Balla Kouyaté (Silk Road Ensemble / NEA Heritage Fellow) and Banning Eyre (Afropop Worldwide) discuss the music of Mali and the traditional instrument, the balafon, the role of the Djeli in Malian society, and Balla's work with with the Silk Road Ensemble.