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Mamadou Diabate & Percussion Mania


MASS MoCA, North Adams
Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m.

The internationally acclaimed balafon virtuoso Mamadou Diabate hails from the Sambla people of Burkina Faso where music and language are one and the same. A griot by birth and bandleader by trade, Diabate’s Percussion Mania mixes traditional West African storytelling rhythms and Western rock for a truly explosive stage show and a night to remember.

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