Here is an excerpt from the Griot Summit performance that took place on the first day of Summer, 2011 at Wave Hill, a public garden overlooking the Hudson River..There were several acts scattered among the lawns, walkways and arbors. This trio was comprised of Mamady Kouyate (Guinea) on guitar, Andy Algire (USA) on Balafon and Sam Dickey (USA) on guitar.

The complete lineup for the event:

curated by Sylvain Leroux, and produced by Isabel Soffer for Live Sounds

Abdoulaye Diabate (Mali), Toumany Diabate (USA), Tapani Sissoko and her mother (Mali), Yacouba Sissoko (Mali), Mamady Kouyate (Guinea), Makane Kouyate (Mali), Ismael Diarra (Burkina Faso), Abdourahmane Mangara (Gambia), Aissatou Kouyate (Mali), Famoro Dioubate (Guinea), Andy Algire (USA), Sam Dickey (USA), Bailo Bah (Guinea), Ibrahima Soumano (Guinea), Mmah Doumbouya (Guinea), Ayiba Doumbouya (Guinea), Bebe Camara (Guinea), Nagna Diabate (Guinea), Hasan Bakr (USA), Zoumana Diabate (Mali), Moussa Diabate (Mali), Anette Lipson (USA), Kewulay Kamara (Sierra Leone), Lankandia Cissoko (Senegal), Yacouba Diabate (Burkina Faso), Sylvain Leroux (Canada).

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