September 29 An African Griot in Erie: How Music Brings Us Together

Many West African societies have a griot, or jelibah, who are musical arbitrators and oral historians. To serve as a jelibah, one must have deep    connections to spiritual, social, or political powers and one’s music is a conduit to recreate history and  heal relationships. Kelly Armor will lead this service with Tasana Camara, a jelibah from Guinea now living in Erie. Expect lively drumming and music on the kora (a 21-stringed harp) and Tasana’s handmade marimbas.

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