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African Concert Series: Free drop-in interactive session featuring Aboubacar Konate and Moussa Dembele

Sunday 16 October 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Forty Hall, Forty Hill, EN2 9HA

Free Interactive Concert, drop-in session in Great Hall and Parlour

Aboubacar Konate, a London-based balafon and kora player from Burkina Faso will be performing in the Parlour. Also performing will be Moussa Dembele (from a traditional Bwa Bwa Griot family), on kora and percussion.

You will be able to meet the performers and try out some djembe instruments - West African percussion instruments.

Free Interactive Concert, drop-in session

Aboubacar Konate, a London-based balafon and kora player from Burkina Faso will be performing in the Parlour. This is a wonderful opportunity for the audience to meet Aboubacar and hear him perform these West African instruments in this drop-in session. A limited number of Djembe instruments (percussion instruments) will be available for the audience to try out and there will also be an opportunity to play along with Aboubacar!

Aboubacar made his debut as a balafonist at the age of seven within his family group, the Griots and are considered among the best balafonists in the Sambla culture.

moussa dembele playing a kora

Free Interactive Concert, drop -in session

Join us in the Great Hall for an informal concert performed by Moussa Dembele on kora and percussion. This drop – in session will allow visitors to meet the performer and try out a West African percussion instrument, the djembe!

Moussa Dembele comes from a traditional Bwa Bwa Griot family of musicians and craftsmen from Burkina Faso and Mali who have been making and playing musical instruments for generations. He was trained by his father and various family members from a young age. He has gone on to become a professional musician and teacher as well as a master craftsman of West African instruments all of which he has done for the last 25 years.

This event is part of the Enfield Celebrating Black History programme funded by Enfield Council.

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