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World Music Guest Artist: Karamo Susso, kora
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Capistrano Hall (CPS) - Music Recital Hall
Karamo Susso is an international kora star who has toured throughout West Africa, playing with such greats as Salif Keita, Toumani Diabate, Youssou Ndour, Vieux Farka Toure (son of Ali Farka Toure), and Sambou Susso the Queen of Afro-Manding. He performed for national stadiums in Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal as a featured soloist with UNESCO's Fescuao Mali, and for the President's personal events in The Gambia. He made frequent appearances on national TV and radio.
Since his recent arrival in America, Karamo has played at university lecture halls and clubs with everyone from fellow world music stars to jazz and hip-hop groups. Audiences have been mesmerized and moved by his evocative music.The kora, the 21-stringed harp lute of West Africa, originated in the ancient Kingdom of Mali more than one thousand years ago.
$15 general, $12 senior, $8 student
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