Malian Live Music, Storytelling, Film, Arts and Crafts

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KBOO and the Clinton Street Theater have partnered to bring you a monthly film series about....well, it could be about radio, or about anyone of the many programs that KBOO airs--politics, labor, human rights, and, of course, lots of music.

A new film or event every second Thursday of the month, so stayed tuned to the radio and check back on the website, because you never know what might be happening month to month.

We'll also collaborate on bringing you special events throughout the year like the annual celebrations for Zappa, Lennon, Miles Davis, and more.

Malian Live Music, Storytelling, Film, Arts and Crafts


mali storytelling evening

Join KBOO and Ko-Falen Cultural Center at the Clinton Street Theater for an extraordinary evening of storytelling, recounting Africa’s 13th century epic tale of Sundjata Keita, creator of the great empire of Mali. An evening of Malian live music, storytelling, film and arts and crafts- you won’t want to miss! 

Setting the stage for the award-winning film Keita: Heritage of the Griots, renowned Malian artist, author and storyteller, Baba Wagué Diakité, will prepare us with background of the Empire of Mali, and the role of West Africa’s oral historians, known as griots, taking us through ancient times and setting us at the doorstep of the film’s beginning. 

This magical evening also includes live Kora music by Will Dudley, and Malian crafts for sale.

The is family friendly benefit for KBOO and Ko-Falen Cultural Center. In Bambara, the word Ko-Falen means “gift-exchange.” Ko-Falen Cultural Center seeks to promote the cultural, artistic and educational exchanges between the people of the United States and Mali through art workshops, dance, music and ceremony, and also provides youth education and support to the Malian community. KBOO Volunteers KBOO Community Radio Ko-Falen Cultural Center #kboo #Africa Andy Hosch #Mali #Bamako #storytelling Baba Wague Dana Lynn Louis

Krieta gods
Keita: Heritage of the Griots
Dani Kouyaté
France | Burkina Faso
94 minutes

The film “Keita: Heritage of the Griots,“ blends modern day and ancient events with magical realism, mythology and history- continuing the griots’ role of relating the history of this great kingdom and its heroes. The film is directed by Dani Kouyate, and stars his father, the great Malian griot and actor, Sotigui Kouyate.

Special Admission

Suggested admission: $10-15, with no one turned away for lack of funds! 

To reserve a seat, please use our online ticket provider Seat Engine. Both $10 and $15 tickets available. This is a fundraiser, so please give what you can.

If you can't attend the screening, and would like to make a donation, please go to the Ko-Falen website.