When the peace of an entire nation is on the table, it seems almost trivial to speak of music. However music, in the Mande world1, has always served to reinforce the spiritual capital and unity of communities. In the 1700’s during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, music...
Chicken Yassa I wrote down this recipe watching Aminatta, chef at the Sleeping Camel in Bamako, Mali. This is also known as “Lemon Chicken,” but here Aminatta used vinegar instead of lemon juice. This recipe is for 1 chicken, or 8-9 servings Leaving the skin on one...
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Strings Showcase of Mande Melody
U.S. Tour — Oct.-Nov. 2016
Malian String Trio to tour U.S., reveals the Mande touch in jazz and the Blues.
Our schedule is rapidly filling!
Includes Eastman School of Music: September 21-22;
Wake Forest U.: Oct. 16-18.