Department of Drama 2016-17 Season

Mande Strings consists of three Malian artists, Kokanko Sata Doumbia, Assakaba Dramé, and Lamine Soumano, playing guitar, kora, and two types of ngoni stringed instruments —the lute-styled jeli ngoni, and the harp-styled kamel ngoni. Their performance demonstrates the connection of musical instruments to a Mande sense of place, as well as how aspects of Mande tradition (including techniques like slides, bends, pulls, and hammers) live on across the Black Atlantic in African American musical performance.

Presented by Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences as part of the course Performance Live (HOM 195).


Free and open to the public.

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