Entries by AfroEire

Down With Jazz Festival 2015 – Sidiki Dembélé Sextet and much more..

We are delighted to announce Sidiki Dembélé will be performing with members of Irelands own West African music group Manden Express in the all new Sidiki Dembélé Sextet. This show is being put together especially for the festival and will feature a rare cross-over between some of the best homegrown and international specialists from the fields of […]

The Malian Griot in the modern era.

Article published in Think Africa Press. http://thinkafricapress.com/mali/griot-modern-era The Malian Griot in the Modern Era Interview with Malian musician, Bassekou Kouyate, at The Sugar Club, Dublin. ARTICLE | 25 SEPTEMBER 2013 – 11:13AM | BY  Bassekou Kouyate in concert, playing his ngoni. Photograph taken by Michal Jaskolski in 2009. Dublin, Ireland: As a big fan of Malian music, […]

Sierra Leone: A Bitter Past to a Bright Future? A pre-concert panel discussion

When Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 6.30 – 7.30 pm Where National Concert Hall, Carolan Room Admission Free, but please RSVP by contacting [email protected] Organised by Paul McElhatton, this fascinating panel discussion seeks to expand on the Waltons World Masters – Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars performance by exploring some of the contemporary issues that shape the social and political […]