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Yahael Camara Onono: Ankata Niogonfé, A night of Mande music and folklore

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Black and white photo of Yahael playing a drum

A night of music, dance, and discussion with Yahael Camara Onono and friends, focusing on the extensive and complex historical and contemporary repertoire of the Mandé peoples of West Africa.

This is the first of a series of events hosted by Milton Court Artist-in-Residence, Yahael Camara Onono. As a second-generation Londoner with rich West African roots, and his musical experiences in the UK, Yahael will showcase his multi-faceted artistry through his unique heritage and his virtuoso sound. 

Camara Onono is Balimaya Project’s bandleader, lead djembe player, composer, and arranger. Their debut-album released in July 2021 Wolo So, was referred to as 'one of the most ’significant releases of 2021’ by BBC Radio 6 DJ,
Gilles Peterson, as well as featuring on many ‘Album of the Year’ lists including The Guardian and Songlines Magazine.

Start time: 7.30pm

Approximate running time: 120 mins, no interval.

Please note all timings are approximate and subject to change.

Produced by the Barbican in association with EFG London Jazz Festival. 


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