The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 ♦ 8:00 PM 4544 North Lincoln Avenue Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall Box Office: 773.728.6000 Tickets: $25 General Public, $23 Members A virtuoso picker and musical visionary whose work blurs the lines between West African and American roots music, Bassekou Kouyate has jammed with Bonnie Raitt and Bono and won praise from Eric Clapton. He's also dug into blues and country music with Taj Mahal and created freewheeling improvisations with banjo maverick Bela Fleck. Bassekou's instrument, the ngoni, is a “spike lute” and an ancestor of the banjo, sharing its taut-skinned drum body, percussive attack, and varied picking techniques. Since 2005, Bassekou has led Ngoni Ba, the first-ever group built around not one but four ngonis - all played by members of his family. http://bassekoukouyate.com/




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Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School of Folk Music

4544 N. Lincoln Ave., 60625, Chicago, United States

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