Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.:
(Lecture / Performance, La Maison française)
Griots, Nobility and the Transformation of Musical Culture in Contemporary West Africa
With Chérif KEÏTA, professor of French and Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures (Carleton College), author of Massa Makan Diabaté (L’Harmattan, 1995), Outcast to Ambassador: The Musical Odyssey of Salif Keita (Mogoya Books, 2011);
ALHAJI PAPA SUSSO, Griot; master kora (African harp-lute) player; director, Koriya Musa Center for Research in Oral Tradition.
Organized and moderated by Ian MERKEL, doctoral candidate (NYU)