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The Center For The Arts Presents From The Center: Fula Brothers (Mamadou Sidibe & Walter Strauss)
Friday, February 26, 2021
Live Broadcast: 7:00 - 8:00pm PT
ABOUT THE BAND: FULA BROTHERS
A high spirited meeting of veteran performers from West Africa and America, Fula Brothers weave West African hunters harp, fingerstyle guitar, vocals, and a bounty of improvisation into an ecstatic groove based dialogue which the heart – and the feet – cannot resist. Master kamale ngoni player, Mamadou Sidibe, is from the Wassoulou region of Mali, West Africa. He played a groundbreaking role in the transformation of this region’s music from its origins in hunters’ sacred melodies – played on six string donso ngoni (hunter’s harps) – to a music of philosophy, politics, and daily life. Mamadou, with artists Coumba Sidibe and Oumou Sangare, spread the new sounds through Europe, Africa, and the US. Fingerstyle guitarist Walter Strauss’s multi-layered style draws on cultural guitar traditions – Spanish, American roots, classical, jazz. He has performed from New York to Glasgow and Bamako, and his collaborators have ranged from multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven to Grammy-winning kora player Mamadou Diabate and Scottish fiddler Johnny Hardie.
From The Center: Fula Brothers
Live Broadcast Event
Friday, February 26, 2021 • 7:00 PM PST
$10 Public, Free to Members*
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Broadcasting Live Music From The Center.
On select Friday nights, The Center for the Arts invites you to tune in from home to enjoy live streaming shows. We remain committed to serving our community through this pandemic: * Making the arts accessible to all, include our community’s most vulnerable * Creating opportunities for local artists to perform and earn income * Celebrating our new state-of-the art performance venue.
• How To Enjoy The Show •
From The Center performances will no longer play on Facebook or our From The Center page. Tickets are required for all performances. Prices vary for the public, but members access these events for free! Login to your member account on our ticketing page, and discounts will automatically be applied at checkout.
When you purchase a ticket you will get a confirmation email with a UNIQUE link and passcode to watch the show. This link will take you to our streaming page where you will be able to watch the show, engage with audience members via chat, and contribute to the virtual tip jar.
Your unique viewing link is valid for 48 hours from start of the event. Members have unlimited access to replay all performances in our ALL NEW Member Library.
MOST IMPORTANT – purchase your ticket early! Don’t wait until the last minute to enjoy the best virtual experience during the live event. Late entry ticket prices go up to $15 and ticket sales end at midnight.
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