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Mamadou Diabaté was born into a traditional musician family (Sambla people) in Burkina Faso (West Africa), with a long tradition of practising the profession of story telling and music making. At the age of 5 he started his professional training with his father Penegue Diabaté, who in his days was considered the best balafon player […]
(Co-host 2013) Mr. Kwanza Msingwana.
(2013) Cheka Katenen.
(2013) Mohamed Ginola Mara.
(Co-Host 2013 & 2014) Ms. Ntsebo Djenabu Mare.
(2014) Far left: Kabine Kouyaté is the son of the legendary Sory Kandia Kouyaté.
Kouraba Toronto 2015 will be held at Daniels Spectrum in the Ada Slaight Hall, 585 Dundas Street East. Overview Daniels Spectrum is a community cultural hub in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood. It opened to the public in September 2012. “Rooted in Regent Park, Open to the World,” Daniels Spectrum is home to many outstanding arts-based […]
Radio personality Thatchoua Liale Florent (a.k.a. The One l’International) is an exceptional event host and passionate moderator. Thatchoua will be Co-Master of Ceremonies for Kouraba 2015.
Born Alassane Diallo a.k.a. DJ Soul, affectionately nicknamed the “sorcerer” by music lovers is said to have magic in his fingers and a gift for “mixing”. DJ Soul will be spinning music before the concert.
Kasse Mady is one of West Africa’s greatest voices and one of the most cherished singers in Mali. He is known for his profound knowledge of Mali’s deepest oral and musical traditions, for his ability to adapt these traditions into a modern context and last, but not least, for the sheer beauty and ethereal quality of his tenor voice.
Singer Safi Diabaté is a rare talent and a true Malian musical sensation. She embodies a singular grace, unwavering social conscience and musical integrity reserved for a legend in the making.
Youssouf Diabaté belongs to a family of Griots originally from kite in Mali. He is an accomplished musician, singer-songwriter and plays several instruments including the Ngoni and Tama.
Sekouba “Bambino” Diabaté from Guinea, West Africa is descended from a long line of Griots and renowned for his vocal prowess.
Instructor and performer Sidafa Koita is a gifted Master Dundunfola
“A community of Master artists…”
You are invited to experience firsthand this ancient rite of passage for women only.
Rhythms of the Sacred Forest.