Mauritania’s Malouma Presents Free African Rhythms & Arabic Lyrics Workshop in Boston

Boston, Massachusetts, USA – Malouma is touring the United States of America and she will present a workshop at the Berklee College of Music in
Boston. She will highlight the tradition of the griots, traditional instruments in Mauritanian music, various African rhythms, Arabic lyrics and will conclude with a popular song followed by a question/answer period. It’s free to the
Public. Address: 22 The Fenway, Room F12, 7:30pm, Thursday, April 14, 2005. A map of the campus, including 22 the Fenway is at:
http://www.berklee.edu/tour/map.html.

Embracing modern tunes yet spiritually traditional, Malouma performs with a unique melt of African and Arabic rhythms gracefully interweaving blues-accented music with Mauritanian folk, Afro-pop and melodic Arabic lyrics. She is a singer, composer, lyrics writer, musician and women’s rights advocate.

Co-sponsors for this event are: The  Institute for Near Eastern and African Studies (INEAS), a non-profit organization in Cambridge, MA; The Ensemble Department at Berklee College of Music; and
Women’s History Month at Berklee.

RSVP for the workshop to 617-864-6327 ext. 1 or INEAS_1994@yahoo.com.

USA Concert Tour of Malouma

April 9- 8pm University Musical Society, Ann Arbor, MI
April 11 Chicago Dept. Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
April 15 Sommerville Theater, Cambridge, MA
April 21 & 22 Festival Internationale de Louisiane, Lafayette, LA
April 23 Symphony Space, NYC, NY

[Photo of Malouma courtesy of Pirineos Sur festival in Spain].

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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