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Kick off Classical Tuesdays in Old Town’s 9th season!

4 Sep

091013concertWhat: African Drums in Old Town Park
Where: Old Town Park, 2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma (in Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th, if rainy)
When: Tuesday, September 10, 5:30pm
Cost: Free!

Help kick off Classical Tuesdays in Old Town’s season at Old Town Park’s new stage. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on and check out the neighborhood eateries offering beverages and light meals to compliment your evening’s entertainment. This event is family friendly and free!

Classical Tuesday’s season kicks off with the fabulous Thione Diop and the Yeke Yeke West African drum ensemble. Thione is a terrific drummer, teacher and person.

Thione Diop was born in 1978 to a Griot family in Senegal, West Africa. Griots are hereditary artists who carry the responsibility of preserving history, values, and cultural identity, dedicating their lives to art. With his father already a renowned sabar drummer, Thione began playing the sabar and djembe at the age of five. After becoming an acclaimed performer, he moved to Seattle, where he began teaching in addition to performing, mostly in the Northwest.

For more information call (253) 752-2135 or check out the Classical Tuesdays website.

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