Artist Procession: 6:00 pm-7:00pm, Santa Fe Plaza
Mamadou Kelly: 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm, Santa Fe Plaza
Dance to the sounds of Mamadou Kelly, who comes from Goundam and Niafunke in the heartland of Mali’s Niger River Delta. His work is steeped in the historical background of these regions. He has played with many great Malian musicians and has an encyclopedic knowledge of Malian music. He is also part of the next generation of Malian artists who are creating new and unique variations on the traditional music of the country. It will be a distinct pleasure to share his music and culture with the Santa Fe community and all of the national visitors to the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe.