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Our Saturday Family Concert series continues with a performance by the legendary percussionist Thione Diop. His powerfully expressive Djembe drumming evokes the heart of the instrument as a traditional cultural icon from West Africa used to call the people together. Now he comes to Town Hall’s stage to gather us with our friends and family for an immersive experience in African music, dance, and culture.
Hailing from Senegal, West Africa, Thione Diop is descended from an ancestral line of Griot drummers and is a master of the djembe, sabar, tama, and djun djun. Thione is responsible for the annual Spirit of West Africa Festival and Kasumai Africa events, and has shared the stage with such noteworthy musicians as Poncho Sanchez, Lee Oskar, Alpha Blondy, Prince Diabate and Max Romeo.