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Intercultural Residency Series
Fall 2010

October 13 - 16
Lamine Touré and Group Saloum: Bàkk to the Future

World Music Concert

Saturday, October 16 , 8:00 p.m.
Bàkk to the Future: Lamine Touré and Group Saloum

http://www.laminetoure.com/groupsaloum.php

"Lamine Touré and Group Saloum kick out a hard-hitting dance mix that spans the percussive fury of Senegalese mbalax and the joyful uplift of Congolese soukous"
— Banning Eyre, Boston Phoenix

Group Saloum is America’s hottest Afro-mbalax band. Founded by world-renowned griot percussionist Lamine Touré, Group Saloum fuses Senegalese mbalax- highlighted by the infectious rhythms of Touré’s sabar drums - with elements of jazz, funk, reggae, and Afrobeat.

Lamine Touré is widely recognized as one of Senegal’s leading percussionists. Born into a griot family of sabar drummers, Lamine Touré has been drumming since the age of four, a skill that he inherited from his ancestors. Since the early 1990s, Touré has been a key figure in the Senegalese music scene, performing with the successful mbalax band Nder et le Setsima Group throughout Africa, Europe, and North America. Touré’s global experience inspired him to create a new style of Afro-mbalax music, incorporating the diverse musical influences he encountered during his travels. Upon settling in Boston in 2001, Touré began to search for musicians who would help realize his inspiration. The result was the creation of Group Saloum.

 

This concert concludes Group Saloum’s residency, part of the MusicUnitesUS Intercultural Residency Series at Brandeis University. We invite you to join us in open classes, discussions, concerts, and workshops throughout the week.

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Residency Events

Across campus, all events open to the public

Intercultural Residency Photo Exhibit
Spotlight on West Africa
October 13-16, 2011
Slosberg Music Center Lobby

Experience West Africa through the lens of a digital camera. This exhibit is presented as part of the MusicUnitesUS Intercultural Residency Series – Fall, 2010

Wednesday, October 13

10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
Slosberg Recital Hall
Open Class with visiting artists
Join IGS 10A Intro to International and Global Studies and PSYCH 33A Developmental Psychology in a performance/discussion. Sabar drumming can be seen as a metaphor for the processes of Wolof life; the knowledge of sabar is passed down from one generation to another. How does this transmission of knowledge take place? What happens to authenticity and culture as artists take to the world stage?

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center, Room 212
Open Class with visiting artists
Join AAAS 5A Intro to African and African-American Studies in a performance/discussion. Lamine Touré is descended from a family of griots in Kaolack, Senegal. What is the route he and his music took from a local tradition to Boston?

Thursday, October 14

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Waltham High School
Performance for Waltham 7th grades
The performance is tailored to the 7th grade curriculum and supported by a MUUS lesson plan linking music and dance to the social studies classroom.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
"Lamine Touré and Group Saloum kick out a hard-hitting dance mix that spans the percussive fury of Senegalese mbalax and the joyful uplift of Congolese soukous.”
- Banning Eyre, Boston Phoenix

Friday, October 15

9:10 a.m. – noon
Slosberg Recital Hall
Open Class and workshop with visiting artists
Join MUS 39A Global Pop Music; FA 3A Intro to Drawing; and THA 9A Movement for Stage. How does the local tradition of Sabar drumming find its place in the dance scene of Afropop? This mix of classes begins with the inside story, and throughout the morning invites artistic response to the music through art and dance.

1:40 – 3 p.m.
Slosberg Recital Hall
Open Class with visiting artists
Join AMST 55A Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in American Culture; ANTH 121A Crossing Cultural Boundaries; and COML 165 Reading, Writing and Teaching Across Cultures in a performance/discussion.

3:10 – 4:30 p.m.
Slosberg Recital Hall
Open Class with visiting artists
Join AAAS 18B Africa and the West in a performance/discussion. What is the relationship between Senegal and the West from the past to the present? How does the music reflect history and current dilemmas for Africa and the West?

Saturday, October 16

Concert and Preconcert Talk
7:00 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center
Preconcert Talk by Patricia Tang

8:00 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center
Concert: Lamine Touré and Group Saloum

For World Music Concert: BRANDEIS TICKETS: go.brandeis.edu/brandeistickets
781-736-3400

The 2010-11 MusicUnitesUS Intercultural Residency Series is sponsored in part by a matching grant by the CDQ Charitable Trust, the Brandeis Arts Council, International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, Music Department, the Waltham Public Schools and many other on and off campus supporters.

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