22 September 2010. The Alliance Francaise presents a concert by one of west Africa's most famous musicians, Aly Keita.

Born in the Ivory Coast in 1969, Keita hails from a musical family and started his career playing the xylophone and marimba. Now based in Mali, he plays the balafon - a type of wooden xylophone or percussion idiophone which plays melodic tunes, has up to 27 keys and is thought to have originated in Mali in the 1300s.

Keita achieves a unique sound by adding different calabash resonators to the balafon. The concert begins with a support act: percussion and singing group Ten Family.

19.00

General Info

Address Alliance Française, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, Dar es Salaam, tel. +255 (22) 2131406 / 0755 481374. www.ambafrance.tz-org

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Aly Keita Concert

Alliance Française, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, Dar es Salaam, tel. +255 (22) 2131406 / 0755 481374. www.ambafrance.tz-org

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