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Sat, Jun 24


Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge

Sabouyouma - Afro Funk

Time & Location

Jun 24, 2017, 7:00 PM

Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge, 12198 Old Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event

Sabouyouma is a Burlington based Afro- Funk band led by Guinean born Balafonist, Ousmane Camara. Ousmane  is a 6th generation Griot: Historically, in West Africa, Griots passed  messages from the king throughout the kingdom before pen and paper.  Griots continue to play an important role in Africa today as poets,  musicians, singers, and historians, preserving their ancient traditions  through song. At the age of seven, Ousmane left his family's home to go  live with his teacher, Djeli Sana Camara. He would study and play  balafon with his teacher for the next fifteen years. Ousmane continued  to play throughout Guinea and traveled through nine other African  countries.

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