Keita: Heritage of the Griots

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Thu, 06/14/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
SUNDIATA: A LEGACY PASSED ON IN MUSIC

Thursday June 14 (same day as this program) -  Join KBOO and Ko-Falen (Ko-FALL-en) Cultural Center at the Clinton Street Theater for an extraordinary evening of storytelling, recounting Africa's 13th century epic tale of Sundiata Keita,  creator of the great empire of Mali.   An evening of Malian live music, storytelling, and a screening of the film "Keita: Heritage of the Griots" plus arts and crafts- all to benefit both Ko-Falen and KBOO  << complete details at: kboo.fm/community-event-calendar >>.  So it is fitting that for this edition of Africa Oyé, we delve into music of the griots, who still honor the legacy of Sundiata 700 years later.  We will hear traditional kora interpretations, modern arrangements, and collaborations with African-American jazz artists too. And joining me in studio to discuss the evening's event will be Ko-Falen founder Baba Wagué Diakité, the Portland-based artist, author, teacher and storyteller.

 

 

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    14:03:20
    Artist
    Lassina Coulibaly & Yan Kadi Faso
    Song
    Soundjata
    Album
    Music From Burkina Faso & Mali
    Label
    Buda Musique (France)
  • Time
    14:07:56
    Artist
    Keletigui Diabate
    Song
    Soundjata
    Album
    Sandiya
    Label
    Contre Jour (France)
  • Time
    14:19:20
    Artist
    Dee Dee Bridgewater
    Song
    The Griots (Sakhodougou)
    Album
    Red Earth - A Malian Journey
    Label
    DDB Records
  • Time
    14:25:23
    Artist
    Foday Musa Suso & Jack DeJohnette
    Song
    Sunjatta Keita
    Album
    Music From the Hearts of the Masters
    Label
    Kindred Spirit
  • Time
    14:32:17
    Artist
    Boubacar Traore
    Song
    Soundiata
    Album
    Sa Golo
    Label
    Indigo
  • Time
    14:38:28
    Artist
    Keletigui Et Ses Tambourinis
    Song
    Soundiata
    Album
    Authenticité: The Syliphone Years 1965-80
    Label
    Stern's Africa
  • Time
    14:59:38
    Artist
    Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet
    Song
    Sunjata
    Album
    Ladilikan
    Label
    World Circuit
  • Time
    15:06:57
    Artist
    Rail Band
    Song
    Soundjata
    Album
    Belle Epoque 1: Soundiata
    Label
    Stern's Africa
  • Time
    15:18:35
    Artist
    Hank Jones & Cheick-Tidane Seck
    Song
    Soundjata
    Album
    Sarala
    Label
    verve
  • Time
    15:25:53
    Artist
    El Hadj Djeli Sory Kouyaté
    Song
    Soundjata
    Album
    Balafon : Anthologie du Balafon Mandingue, vol. 1
    Label
    Buda musique
  • Time
    15:34:45
    Artist
    Chico Freeman
    Song
    Kings Of Mali
    Album
    Kings Of Mali
    Label
    India Navigation
  • Time
    15:46:38
    Artist
    Bassi Kouyate
    Song
    Sunjata Faasa
    Album
    Mali : Chants De Griot Bambara
    Label
    Buda-Musique du Monde
  • Time
    15:52:21
    Artist
    Bazoumana Sissoko
    Song
    Sunjata (excerpt)
    Album
    Musique du Mali
    Label
    Awesome Tapes From Africa