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3:00pm
  Songs of West Africa with Morikeba Kouyate  
(Music/Theatre/Dance)

Morikeba Kouyate, born and raised in Senegal, hails from one of the oldest griot families in West Africa. Griots, or jelis, employ stories and songs to pass along centuries of history to each new generation. Kouyate is an accomplished performer, famed in Senegal and in the United States for bringing the six-stringed kora into conversation with jazz. At this performance he will be sharing his stories and his music. The event is sponsored by the College, the VT Center for the Arts, a CLAHS Departmental Diversity Award, and the following CLAHS departments and programs: ASPECT, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Political Science, Religion and Culture, & the School of Performing Arts and Cinema.


Location: 31 Pamplin
Price: Free and open to the public
Sponsor: Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives
Contact: Brett Shadle
E-Mail: shadle@vt.edu
   
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