Ewell Concert Series presents - Amadou Kouyate
Access & Features
- Open to the public
Amadou Kouyate is the 150th generation of the Kouyate family of Manding Diali, renowned
oral historians and musicians of West Africa. Amadou performs on the 21-string Kora and also on Djembe and Koutiro drums. His repertoire spans traditional songs from the 13th century to original compositions incorporating blues and jazz.
Amadou studied in Mali, Senegal, Guinea, and Cote d’Ivoire with master musicians of the
Diali tradition including Djimo Kouyate and Toumani Diabate. Formerly a 2013-14 Strathmore Artist in Residence and Adjunct Lecturer of African Music and Ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland, Amadou pursues a full-time schedule as a solo artist and collaborator.
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