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Bandwagon Summer Series: Balla Kouyaté & Mike Block Band

September 9, 2023 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$12 – $25

Balla Kouyaté and Mike Block have been collaborating for over a decade, bonding over their shared interest in music from across the world, and their commitment to innovating on their instruments. Balla Kouyate, a balafon player and singer coming out of the Djeli tradition of Mali, was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship from the NEA. Mike Block is an American cellist/singer/composer, and a Grammy Award-winning musician with the Silkroad Ensemble originally trained in Western Classical music. They have teamed up with friends from America and West Africa to create an exciting fusion of musical styles in a 6-piece band that features Sekou Dembele (djembe/vocals), Idrissa Kone (talking drum/calabash/percussion/vocals), Luke Okerlund (electric guitar) and Mike Rivard (bass/sintir).

Details

Date:
September 9, 2023
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$12 – $25
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Organizer

Next Stage Arts
Phone
802-387-0102
Email
info@nextstagearts.org
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Other

Creative Zone
Southern Vermont Zone (Bennington and Windham Counties)

Venue

Cooper Field
41 Sand Hill Road
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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