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Balla Kouyaté

May 26, 2010 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Balla Kouyaté is considered to be among the greatest balafon players from the Djeli or Griot tradition in Mali. The Kouyatés were the first Djelis in the Mandé Empire. The balafon (ancestor of the xylophone) was given to Balla’s ancestors by nobles in the 13th century and has remained in his family ever since.


May 26, 2010
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall
4544 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL United States

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