SPECIAL WEST AFRICAN MUSIC NIGHT
Amélie wine bar is hosting a special African and Jazz music night. For this special occasion, the talented and famous musicians Yacine Kouyate and Karamo Susso from Mali in West Africa, will be performing on Sunday, December 2nd from 6pm- 1 am.
About the artists:
Yacine Kouyaté sings, plays guitar, bass, drums, kamalengoni, piano, keyboard, various balafons, the djembe and an ensemble of percussion instruments. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Salif Keita, Toumani Diabate, Miriam Makeba, Oumou Sangare, Hugh Masakela and Cecil Taylor. Yacine, is not also only a talented musician; he is holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology/Molecular Biology from the University of California at Davis, and a Master of Science in Genetics from Moscow State University in Russia. He is the founder of the Sumanguru Institute, a network of scientists, linguists and artists exploring the link between modern science and the ancient wisdom of the Dogon and Bambara people of Mali. Yacine is fluent in Bamana, Mandinga, Wolof, French, Russian and English. http://www.myspace.com/yacinebadiankouyate
Karamo Susso is an international kora player (kora is a 21-stringed harp lute of West Africa). Growing up in a griot compound in Mali, he started playing kora as a tiny child, and was performing for large crowds before he was even big enough to hold the instrument up by himself. Karamo then began touring throughout West Africa, playing with such greats as Salif Keita, Toumani Diabate, Youssou Ndour, Vieux Farka Toure (son of Ali Farka Toure), and Sambou Susso the Queen of Afro-Manding. Since his recent arrival in America, Karamo has played at university lecture halls and clubs with everyone from fellow world music stars to jazz and hip-hop groups. Audiences have been mesmerized and moved by his evocative music: dazzled by the precision of his hands as they flash up the strings, quickened by the passion and culture he articulates in gusts and expansions, and fascinated with the tangible history of his instrument.http://www.myspace.com/karamosusso
We are looking forward to seeing you this Sunday at Amelie wine bar, 1754 Polk street, San Francisco.
Free entrance--Happy hour from 5.30-7.00pm.
Reservation available at http://ameliewinebar.com/reservations-sf/
When & Where
Amélie wine bar
Whether you’re looking for a romantic rendezvous, a place to unwind for happy hour or a lively hangout, you’ll find the perfect spot at Amélie. The vintage theater seats in the up-front lounge are ideal for meeting friends or making new ones. Settle in at the sleek, lacquered red bar and you’ll likely be served by one of the co-owners. Head to the back, and a quiet oasis of cozy booths and candlelit tables awaits you.