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Oumar Konate

June 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm EDT

A rising young star from Gao, Mali, Oumar Konate is blazing the new wave of Malian music onto the contemporary world music stage. Konaté touched the spirit of his classmates with his passion for music and song while still in primary school in his hometown of Gao, Mali. On the strength of his talent with an old bucket, helmet, and drum, Konaté performed nightly outside the family’s front door conducting his first band. A guitarist in Khaira Arby’s band, he is blazing the trail for a new wave of Malian music. Oumar sings about love, family, and social responsibility, punctuated by his searing electric guitar solos and infectious energy.

3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12181 United States
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