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:
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].