Chicago is honored to have Djembefola Aboubacar Sylla. Kafolike School of Percussion will host a workshop for Abou.

When: Monday, April 22, 2019

Where: 1648 W Kinzie, Chicago, IL 60622

Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Fee: $20

Aboubacar "Abou" Sylla is a master percussionist, musician, performer and teacher of West African music and dance, as well as a traditional instrument builder. Abou has been performing professionally for over 20 years, and teaches and shares the music, dance and culture of West Africa throughout the United States and around the world.

Born into a family of traditional musicians in Guinea, West Africa, Abou began his study of both the djembe and balafon as a child. He lived, studied and performed with his balafon teacher until he moved to Conakry, the capital of Guinea, to perform with his family, as well as other musicians. At this time, Abou was invited to join Les Ballets Africains, the prestigious national dance company of Guinea. For six years he performed with them, playing not one, but five traditional West African instruments – the balafon, djembe, krin, doundoun and bote.

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