|Senegalese artist Thione Diop|
African Drums in Old Town Park
Tuesday, September 10
2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma
Family friendly and free!
We open the season on Old Town Park's new stage. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on. Neighborhood eateries offer beverages and light meals.
We'll feature the fabulous Thione Diop and the Yeke Yeke West African drum ensemble. Thione is a terrific drummer, teacher and person. I'm delighted to introduce him to our community.
Thione Diop was born in 1978 to a Griot family in Senegal, West Africa. Griots are hereditary artists who carry the responsibility of preserving history, values, and cultural identity, dedicating their lives to art. His father already a renowned sabar drummer, Thione began playing the sabar and djembe at the age of five. After becoming an acclaimed performer, he moved to Seattle, Washington, where he began teaching in addition to performing, mostly in the Northwest.
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