Yeli Ensemble: Timbuktu Within
April 14 @ 8:00 pm - April 15 @ 8:00 pm$20
Celebrating the tradition of the West African jeli or griot, the talented Yeli Ensemble of artists from Guinea Conakry presents a powerful evening of dance and drumming in collaboration with dynamic local artists led by Windship Boyd, Christophe Konkobo, Karen Roberts, and Saul Rodriguez.
Griots are lively storytellers and the keepers of tradition, and Timbuktu Within showcases the talents of international artists Sory Diabate, Ibrahima Dioubate, Mohamed Cisse, and Aïcha Camara. Through multilayered harmonies and stunning movement, these skilled artists share traditional and contemporary African culture while telling their personal stories and connecting with the local Nashville community, who are invited to join in the community-driven celebration.