Author Vanessa Davis Griggs' Scrapbook

April 2, 2001
in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Page 1

Vanessa at Unique Upstairs
Visiting with a wonderful person while speaking and signing at Unique Upstairs! Thanks for the invitation Irene!
Mamadou Diabate and Ensemble
Sylviaette took me to Salem College to see and hear Mamadou Diabate and Ensemble. Okay, if you pay close attention, I'll share a little of what I learned.
 Mamadou Diabate and Ensemble
The jelis (or griots) 21 string harp
An 18-21 key wood xylophone
  • Mamadou Diabate plays the kora
  • Famoro Diabate plays the balafon
  • Moussa Sissoko plays the ngoni
  • and Aboulaye Diabate does vocals.
 Now did you get all that?
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