August 2, 2015, 2pm to 4pm
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the Park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues
The balafon (xylophone) has electrified popular music in West Africa since the court of Emperor Sundiata Keita back in 1235. With his band Kakande, Famoro Dioubate updates this tradition with an explosive new groove. Lush vocals, sinewy koras, flutes, and cellos meet the virtuosic balafon of this master griot from Guinea.