Time to get out those dancin’ shoes and move those feet. Lookie Lookie is a great, fun dance band. http://www.icontact-archive.com/DTmkMRmUrHlK4ixaVzOIm7SMqXHLLxo_
Don’t forget – this Saturday – New Orleans style dance party at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center on Saturday, October 19th 7-10:00pm. Take a listen at their website: http://www.revolutionarysnakeensemble.org.
15Winter hibernation time isn’t here yet and there’s still plenty of fun to be had on Rocky Neck.
An African Music and Dance Party, featuring the band ‘Samba Lolo & Boubacar Diabate’ at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. Saturday, September 14th 7-10 pm. $10
About Boubacar Diabate & Samba Lolo
Boubacar Diabate is a Griot singer, guitarist, songwriter and storyteller from Mali. ‘Bouba’ creates his own style of contemporary music by combining traditional rhythms with modern influences including Reggae, Blues, Bluegrass, and Jazz. Bouba sings of a common shared experience of love, life and humanity, giving all an opportunity to hear the age-old West African tradition of Griot storytelling through song.
Now based in Boston, Bouba was born in Bamako, Mali-West Africa. He was raised playing Djembe and Guitar while learning from the Griot elders as they passed down their ancient heritage through their music and song.
In Africa, Griots pass down the oral tradition of legends, stories, and proverbs through many generations, which is essential to preserve their culture. A Griot is a teacher, poet, musician, and participant in important ceremonies such as weddings, naming initiations and installations of chiefs.
I have been wondering about two moons shining so brightly in the Party Time video…
If you haven’t heard, there’s going to be a great art opening at The Annie tonight with a group of fantastic young artists from around town! Watch the video below for more details, check out the Facebook page, or just show up sometime this evening to take it all in. Doors open at 4:00!