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SOAS presents Mali’s greatest singer, Kassé Mady Diabaté. Introducing his new album, Kiriké.
‘Valuing Tradition’, a new SOAS and Carthage Music research project about publishing and song ownership in Malian music. Featuring live music from Kassé Mady, with speakers Dr Lucy Duran and Joe Boyd.
A rare chance to hear the legendary Kassé Mady Diabaté sing in an intimate acoustic setting and talk about his new album Kiriké (No Format!). Following his appearance the night before at The Purcell Room as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, Mali’s greatest singer will appear in person for the first time at SOAS, University of London. He will be joined by Dr Lucy Durán, who presents the new album and talks with Kassé Mady about his experiences as an artist and songwriter in the Mandé griot tradition. He will sing some songs from the new album, accompanied by his ngoni player Badjé Tounkara.
Record producer and writer Joe Boyd will speak about his role as Kassé Mady’s publisher and will introduce ‘Valuing Tradition’, a research project led by his publishing company Carthage Music in collaboration with SOAS. ‘Valuing Tradition’ is funded by Creativeworks London Creative Voucher scheme, as part of an initiative to create a research-based knowledge exchange for the capital’s Creative Economy. The event will be chaired by Dr Caspar Melville, from the SOAS School of Arts, who is leading the research.
Entry is free but seating is limited, RSVP by Eventbrite.
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