Robert Browning Associates and Lotus Music & Dance present
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
FODAY MUSA SUSO
Griot Music of West Africa
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Known for his hypnotic performances of traditional Mandingo music, as well as for his cutting-edge musical encounters, kora (harp-lute) virtuoso Foday Musa Suso is a Mandingo griot (oral historian/praise singer) from Gambia who became the first kora player to establish himself in the US. He has written many original compositions and collaborated, toured and recorded with Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Ginger Baker, the Kronos Quartet, and the Mandingo Griot Society. Since the early 1990s, he has worked with Philip Glass, performing together at major venues throughout the world. In this program, Suso will perform both traditional and original works.
“one of the most important griots from West Africa on kora” – WNYC
“a one-man orchestra of circular rhythmic riffage and intricate ornamentation.” Lucid Culture