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Bou Counta Ndiaye at 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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Published on Jul 10, 2007

Here is a short clip of Bou Counta Ndiaye Ensemble performing at the 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival as part of the Virginia

Bou Counta Ndiaye is one of
the foremost practitioners of the
Senegalese xalam (ancestor of the
banjo) tradition. UNESCO named
his uncle, Samba Diabaré Samb,
a "living human treasure." His
great-nephew, Mamadou Ngoma
Ndiaye, is one of few young
people continuing the tradition.
The ensemble includes Sidy
Ndiaye, riti player, and Bassirou
Seck, vocalist and historian.

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