Burkina Faso Meets Harlem – A Cultural Convergence @ The Langston Hughes House
On September 29th Harlem’s iconic Langston Hughes House will host a salon-style performance of traditional music from Burkina Faso in communion with Harlem’s own spoken word tradition. This unique event promises to be a night filled with soulful rhythms, stirring poetry and Black cultural unity: two not-so-distant cultures mutually inspired.
Yahaya Kabore, Mamoudou Konate Simbo and Adama Diara are three seasoned and well-traveled musicians who began making music together as young men in Burkina Faso. Now, reunited in the Bronx and Harlem, they have formed Burkindie Music, a percussion ensemble steeped in tradition, fused with a contemporary voice.