Amadou Kouyate presentation on March 19
February 18, 2015

A lecture and demonstration of traditional and contemporary expressions of West African music, dance and an oral history will be given by Amadou Kouyate, on Thursday, March 19, at 5 p.m., in Room 302 of the Hazel Center at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury.

Kouyate’s repertoire ranges from traditional songs from the 13th century to contemporary original compositions incorporating blues and jazz riffs. He was selected as a 2013-2014 Strathmore artist in residence, and has received the Maryland State Arts Council Governor’s Citation and other artistic awards from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and Special Talents and Musical Theatre Scholarships at Howard University and Levine School of Music.

This event is sponsored by the cultural diversity committee.

For more information, call (410) 572-8711.