Robert Browning Associates: FODAY MUSA SUSO Griot Music of West Africa

Saturday, October 24, 2015. 8:00 pm

 

Foday Musa Suso at Roulette 2015

Robert Browning Associates: FODAY MUSA SUSO Griot Music of West Africa

Saturday, October 24, 2015. 8:00 pm

Known for his hypnotic performances of traditional Mandingo music, as well as for his cutting-edge musical encounters, kora (harp-lute) virtuoso Foday Musa Suso is a Mandingo griot (oral historian/praise singer) from Gambia who became the first kora player to establish himself in the US. He has written many original compositions and collaborated, toured and recorded with Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Ginger Baker, the Kronos Quartet, and the Mandingo Griot Society. Since the early 1990s, he has worked with Philip Glass, performing together at major venues throughout the world. In this program, Suso will perform both traditional and original works.

“one of the most important griots from West Africa on kora” – WNYC

“a one-man orchestra of circular rhythmic riffage and intricate ornamentation.” Lucid Culture

Made possible in part with public funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature.

 

Robert Browning Associates: FODAY MUSA SUSO is presented by Robert Browning Associates with Lotus Music & Dance.

 

This performance is made possible in part with public funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature. 


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