We have one show at Waid’s and one show at the Royal Room in September – come out and enjoy some live African music!
Sunday September 23: Sean Gaskell plays Kora
Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge, 1212 E. Jefferson, 8:00-10:00 pm
Sean Gaskell plays the West African kora, the 21 string harp which is native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. Sean has studied the kora at length over two visits to Gambia in the past decade.
Saturday September 29: Thione Diop with Yeke Yeke and Afro Groove.
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S., 9:00-11:30 pm
Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke play traditional percussion rhythms from Senegal, Guinea and other parts of Africa. Some instruments played include djembe, djun djun,sabar and tama (talking drum). Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop’s Afro Groove is a new band band mixing West African rhythms with other world music influences including Afro-Cuban, New Orleans and other parts of Africa. http://thionediop.com/