February 2017


Moussa Coulibaly & Lonitiba: CD Release

Saturday 04.02.2017 8:30 PM | Club

Admission: more info soon

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ Moussa Coulibaly

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Moussa Coulibaly & Lonitiba


KELEMANKA: CD Release Concert
Traditional rhythms from Burkina Faso with jazz elements
Part of Black History Month


Moussa Coulibaly is a Griot musician from Burkina Faso. With his band, LONITIBA, which translates as "It's never too late in life to learn", Moussa Coulibaly presents a variety of West African instruments, and with his musicians from three continents, unites traditional rhythms with jazz elements, creating an extraordinary ensemble. He is accompanied by Amadou Diatta from Senegal on Doundoun and Kenkeni and Crystov from Germany on the electric bass. Sarata Diallo-Koné from Burkina Faso sings, plays maracas and Kania and dances as well. Gabriel Cardenas, a multi-instrumentalist from Argentina, masterfully and subtly animates the ensemble with alto saxophone, electric clarinet and violin. Njubuari is a family treasure, Moussa's four children Fatoumata, Téné, Bèzou and Barou Coulibaly also sing.
In summary, the concert features Balafon pentatonique, Balafon malinque, Ngoni, Djielingoni, Djembe, Tama, Doundoun, Kenkeni, maracas, Kania, electric bass, saxophone, electric clarinet, violin, and vocals in the Dioula and Bwamu languages.

Line up:
Moussa Coulibaly (Burkina Faso)
Amadou Diatta (Senegal)
Crystov (Germany)
Sarata Diallo-Koné (Burkina Faso)
Gabriel Cardenas (Argentina)
Children from the Griot family


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Black history Month

Every year in February, Black History Month is celebrated in numerous countries, with events focussed on Black culture and history. The WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN is also taking part, with various events that make Black culture, history and current topics visible. In February 2017, we are organizing the four-part BLACK MUSIC RENAISSANCE, in cooperation with the award-winning pianist Kelvin Sholar, for the third time. Starting on the 3rd of February 2017, we will be presenting classical and unique musical styles from the African diaspora in the Americas and Eurasia: hiphop, blues, work songs, jazz, reggae, soul, rock, Romanian tango, African Latino dance and Detroit literature.

FRIDAY February 03: Jaimeo Brown: HipHop, Blues, Work Songs and Jazz
FRIDAY February 10: Corey Harris: Blues, Reggae, Soul, Rock, Africa
FRIDAY February 17: Oana Cǎtǎlina Chiţu: from Jazz to Romanian Tango
FRIDAY February 24: Monica Sholar & Thabo Tolo: African Latino To Detroit


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