EMDE: Blues Mandingues

  • On June 22, 2022 at 7:30PM
  • Stewart Park Find address
  • Free
  • In case of rain, events will be held indoors in the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre (514-630-1220).
  • Bring your own chair or rent one for $2 (proceeds go to The Friends of Stewart Hall).
  • World music

Mamoutou Dembele (EMDE), multi-instrumentalist from Mali, who is a descendant of the “Bobo” ethnic group, fuses his native language to Bambara and plays instruments of various ages and traditions. He even creates his own instruments, including his exclusive 15-string instrument, somewhere between the kora and the kamelengoni (n’goni), which he calls “bahouinou” (the strings of a man), and whose exceptional idyllic sounds transport us to the heart of modern West Africa.


Mamoutou Dembélé (EMDE), vocals, bahouinou (n’goni), tamani, calabash; Carlo Birri, bass guitar; Aboulaye Koné, electric guitar; Auguste Donald-Dogbo, drums; Elli Miller-Maboungou, percussion