Mamady Kouyate
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Mandingo Ambassadors - The Sound of Guinea

  • 03/30
  • 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
  • Lipinsky Hall - Auditorium

Founded in New York City by guitarist Mamady Kouyaté, a veteran of 1970s Guinean dance bands, the Mandingo Ambassadors make music that is “structured to make you feel good,” with “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system,” according to The New York Times.

UNC Asheville's student Afropop Ensemble will open the show.

Tickets for the concert at 7 p.m. on March 30, are available online and at the door, $15 general admission; $10 for OLLI members and UNC Asheville alumni; free for UNC Asheville students with OneCard. 

The Mandingo Ambassadors also will offer two free master classes:

Guinean Guitar, Fulani Flute: A Master Class with Mamady Kouyaté and Sylvain Leroux
Tuesday, March 28, Time TBD, Location TBD
Master class, free & open to the public.

Authenticité: Traditional Melodies, Historical Forces, Modern Sounds
Wednesday, March 29, 7pm, Humanities Lecture Hall
Master class, free & open to the public.

Contact for this event:

  • Office of Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs
  • 828.251.6674