• Faye Family
Photo by Ken Martin

Senegal drummers present geuwel tradition

The Geuwel Tradition
Monday, April 14, 2008
Munce Conference Room, Archer 110

Connecting Language & Movement 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Sawyer 1209

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
C. Walsh Theatre

Sabar Dance Final
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Time 12:00pm
Ridgeway Gym

The Faye family, drummers from Senegal, represent the continuation and transformation of the geuwel tradition (story-telling using music and dance) over generations. Vieux Sing Faye, the patriarch of the Faye family, is the Baj Geuwel Ndakarou, chief griot of Dakar, Senegal. Mouhamadou Moustapha Faye, son of Vieux, worked at the Daniel Serano National Theatre as a principal member of the National Ballet of Senegal. Malik Ngom, grandson of Vieux, is the lead drummer of Sing Sing Juniors.

On Tuesday, April 22 the Fayes will perform and demonstrate the geuwel tradition in the C. Walsh Theatre at 1pm.  Immediately following the performance a reception will be held in the Munce Conference Room, Archer 110, sponsored by the Center for International Education. 

For more information please contact Nicole Vadnais at casnews@suffolk.edu.


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