Fri, Mar 01|
ISSAMBA SHOWCASE feat. Mamadou Diabaté & Percussion Mania
Mamadou Diabate brings the sun of West Africa to you!
Time & Location
Mar 01, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Nanaimo, 125 Front St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 0B5, Canada
About the Event
As part of our Black History Month-long celebration in February 2024, internationally acclaimed artist, Mamadou Diabate with Percussion Mania will take us on the musical experience of a lifetime – ISSAMBA showcase: a journey through the depths of African-rooted rhythms.
When Mamadou Diabete plays the balafon, the blending of the harmonies of traditional African instruments and century-old sounds stirs something deep within the listener that is unlike any familiar emotion – an awakening. As Mamadou’s lightning-paced mallet caresses balafon and the nostalgic notes of the African melodies explode in a crescendo, the listener is transported to space where sound, light, and energies synergize to transcend cultural boundaries.
Mamadou Diabate is an award-winning balafon master and composer born in Burkina Faso. His formation, Percussion Mania, is recognized around the world as the only one with two Balafons as lead instruments. Their music is an enthralling journey, deep into the heritage of West Africa – that is as intricately crafted as it is bold and unrestrained – unearthing a new level of musicality.