The Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa will be performing at the Historic Balboa Theatre on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 7:30 pm. With traditional sounds and rhythms, powerful acoustics, excellent dancers, and colorful, inventive costumes, The Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa performs shows filled with graceful movements and virtuosity. Founded in 1985, this group of percussionists, musicians, and dancers transports audiences to their native land of Mali (West Africa) in accomplished and respected performances.
Walking a line between tradition and modernity, the groups’ repertory is rich and varied. Inspired by traditional music and shaped by their own identity and personality, they create original yet authentic musical experiences.
Directed by Bamba Dembele, the Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa’s rhythms, songs dances and acoustics are powerful! The Ensemble performs all of the musical styles of Mali: peul, malinke, sénoufo, bambara using varied percussion instruments from the jembe to dunduns and balaphones. The Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa is an authentic musical experience featuring West African ballets, songs and dances.
Presented by San Diego Theatres.
When: 7:30 pm, Monday, November 17, 2008
Where: Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, 92101
Event/Ticketing information: www.sdbalboa.org or call (619/858/760) 570–1100 or Ticketmaster
Author: World Music Central News Department
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