CONCERT, Jose Elias & Morikeba Kouyate

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$30, $25 mbrs
$30 door

sponsored by William Brown, Realtor

Jose Elias and Morikeba Kouyate, along with 3 New Orleans-based world musicians, present an evening of stories and music from around the globe. Grammy-nominated Elias is known for peppering his lively performances with informative anecdotes. Kouyate, a seventh-generation Griot has been introducing audiences to the music of Senegal for over thirty years, entertaining audiences while keeping an important tradition alive.

‘Afro Roots World Music’
Morikeba Kouyate


Grammy-nominated Jose Elias (Cortadito and Spam Allstars) has a gift for simultaneously performing and teaching – providing history and anecdotes amidst impressively executed songs. For his latest project, he’s paired with Morikeba Kouyate, a seventh-generation Griot (West African storyteller, musician) who has been introducing audiences to the music of Senegal for over thirty years. Rounded out by 3 other world musicians from Miami and New Orleans, the group performs in Spanish, English, and traditional Mandigo, telling stories as they go and keeping an important musical tradition alive.