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deBeauxOs

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Music festivals
« on: June 29, 2008, 02:24:09 PM »
On Wednesday evening I went down to the Jazz Festival to see the Salif Keita concert.  He is a performer from Mali; he was accompanied by gifted percussionists, guitarists, vocalists and dancers.

The audience stood up and moved to the beat set by the musicians and Keita.  It was a lot of fun, and quite wonderful to be in the presence of performers whole-heartedly enjoying their music and their audience. He is touring North America, I think.  Watch for him; if he and his troupe of performers come to your town, go to the concert.

Some of the songs he performs ressemble chants; to my untrained ear they sounded, in their cadence and timbre, very much like a call to prayer heard from a distant muezzin.  Watching him perform is quite moving, it raised the hair on my arms and it felt as though his music resonated through my whole body.

Here on YouTube, Keita and Cesaria Evora performing together, and also Keita by himself.

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Re: Music festivals
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008, 03:03:31 PM »
i am sorry to have missed that... but will be at Bluesfest, with bells on!

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Re: Music festivals
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008, 03:21:10 PM »
Whether you're wearing your boa or bells .... I'll keep an eye open for you.  Do you take the wee yet powerful G?

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Re: Music festivals
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 04:22:18 PM »
"Democracy is not the law of the majority, it's the protection of the minority." -Albert Camus 1913-1960

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Re: Music festivals
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 11:13:50 PM »
FREE, Dundas Square. Buffy Sainte-Marie
http://www.aboriginalmusicweek.ca/read,post/62/free-buffy-sainte-marie-concert-in-toronto


Be there or be square!  No No Keshagesh     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKmAb1gNN74
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