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Mali-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter Awa Sangho is a rising presence on the world music scene, delivering blues- and rock-tinted songs infused with the rhythms and resonance of West Africa. Known for high-energy performances that showcase her drumming and dancing, she comes to BAM fresh off the release of her debut solo album, Ala Ta, a blend of Afro rhythms and acoustic instrumentation. From praise for communal child-rearing to calls for unity, Sangho’s message reverberates with compassion on a global scale and the artist’s own experience of leaving Africa but never leaving it behind. Sangho is also an activist in educating young girls and women in West Africa.
Come early for pre-concert warm-up activities with a BAM teaching artist.