February 8, 8:30 – 10:30: Leni Stern
Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Guitarist and singer-songwriter Leni Stern recorded her 2012 CD Smoke, No Fire with traditional musicians in Mali, just as the political situation was being transformed in the midst of a coup and a rebellion to the north. Because of the political upheaval, Leni will be donating all proceeds of this concert to the Fabric of Life Foundation In Bamako, Mali: fabricoflife.org. Listen for Leni’s adept interweaving of jazz and griot rhythms with Bambara and English vocals.
February 22, 9:00 – 11:00 pm: Naby Camara and Lagni Sussu
Lucid Lounge, 5241 University Way NE
Traditional and modern music of the griots of Guinea featuring balafon master Naby Camara. Lagni Sussu, in the Sussu dialect of Guinea, means people of all different races, classes, and background working together.
Lucid Lounge http://lucidseattle.com/
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