School of Music welcomes Thione Diop on March 11

Thion Diop
Thion Diop

Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop wraps up the School's Performing Ethnomusicology Series Friday, March 11 with a workshop and concert of traditional West African music.

His appearance is the final event in the School's Winter Quarter Performing Ethnomusicology Series, an array of lectures, seminars, concerts and workshops organized by the School's Ethnomusicology division.

A master of the djembe, sabar, tama (talking drum), and djun djun, Thione Diop has been based in Seattle since 1999. He has toured internationally with musicians such as Poncho Sanchez, Alpha Blondy, Lucky Dube, and Max Romeo and is the creator and producer of the annual Spirit of West Africa Festal at the Seattle Center, and Kasumai Africa at the Northshore Performing Arts Center in Bothell.

The concert, which he will perform with his group "Yeke Yeke," and the workshop are free and open to the public.

Performing Ethnomusicology Series Schedule

March 11: Thione Diop and "Yeke Yeke"
Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop is a master of the djembe, sabar, tama (talking drum), and djun djun. Based in Seattle since 1999, he has toured internationally with musicians such as Poncho Sanchez, Alpha Blondy, Lucky Dube, and Max Romeo. He is the creator and producer of the annual Spirit of West Africa Festal at the Seattle Center, and Kasumai Africa at the Northshore Performing Arts Center in Bothell.

  • 12:30-1:20 p.m., Brechemin Auditorium: Concert of traditional West African music
  • 3:30-5:30 p.m., Music 313: Workshop