Creating Contemporary West African Diasporic music with Yahael Camara Onono and Fatiah Touray


WHEN March 1, 2023
6:30 PM WHERE The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Part of "Off the Stage Events" WHO The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Open to the Public

Balimaya Project is built on the foundation of forging cultural ties rooted in the experience of being a West African musician living in the diaspora, exploring new approaches from a place of integrity, authenticity, and inspiration.

Join a talk between Yahael Camara Onono, composer, djembe player, and bandleader, as well as griot and kora player Jali Bakary Konteh, both part of Balimaya Project, with Fatiah Touray, NYUAD’s Director of the Office of Inclusion and Equity, centered on the significance of music, the role of the storyteller (griot) and its social power, and how artists living in diaspora adapt traditional approaches to new contexts.

In Collaboration with

NYUAD Office of Inclusion and Equity

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