Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
BALLA KOUYATE

Full band Concert: High-energy, melodic and percussive World Music/Afro-Pop Performance with traditional, African instruments and singing

Acoustic Trio and Duos upon request

Lecture/Demonstrations and Residencies:
- role of the Djeli (Griot) in Mandé Music
- the Sosso bala (Kouyaté family instrument and legacy - 800 year-old UNESCO-protected cultural artifact)
- traditional instruments and their history
- Pentatonic vs. Diatonic music
- audience participation (instruments, song and dance)

Please call to discuss other options for lectures.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Balla
Job Title/Position: 
Musician (balafon, electric bass, guitar, drums), Arranger, Lecturer
Physical Address: 
Medford, MA 02155
Last Name: 
Kouyate
Phone: 
631-220-9552

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - History
Music - Traditional
Year Founded: 
1990
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
French
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
200
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
International

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
3 microphones for solo performance
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
6

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Dance
Music
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000