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NOTE FROM CDP: These pages were created for Nansedy Keita and Sayon Camara's first visit to North America in November-December of 2002. The workshops and performances were very successful and enjoyable. We hope to bring Nansedy and Sayon back in the future. Watch this space for updates, including photos from their workshops and performances in Chicago in 2002.
WEST AFRICAN DJEMBE DRUMMING
PERFORMANCES & CONCERT
Second Soloist in the Famoudou Konate Ensemble
with Sayon Camara
Djembe Soloist and Famoudou Konate Apprentice
and The Chicago Djembe Project
miss the very first performances in the United States by two
of Master Drummer Famoudou Konate's
best apprentices! Nansedy Keita,
Famoudou's nephew and the Second Soloist in his ensemble, is
joined by Sayon Camara, a great djembe drummer and the Second
Soloist in Nansedy's ensemble in Guinea. They're backed by
the Chicago Djembe Project, one
of Chicago's top traditional djembe ensembles.
Photo: Nansedy (left) onstage
in Europe with
If you own Famoudou's Buda CDs, you've heard Nansedy's blazing solos and Sayon's rock-solid accompaniment. They represent the best of Malinke tradition, while holding their own with the best of the city-born and ballet-trained drummers in Conakry.
Everyone will love these performances--from connoisseurs of African drumming to those who are experiencing intricate, melodic, authentic African percussion for the first time. Don't miss these shows!
Vaudeville Underground is an acclaimed monthly variety show in Logan Square which features Chicago's most unique music, theater, dance and spoken word artists, performing special previews of their full-length shows. Nansedy and Sayon will join a fantastic lineup of 7 to 10 performers for the December shows. You'll enjoy them all! For ticket info, call 773-782-9471 x2
NO AUDIO OR VIDEO TAPING AT THE PERFORMANCES.