First Friday | West African Fusion & Caribbean Soul - New Bedford Whaling Museum
Sidy Maïga

$10 for members | $20 for non-members.

First Friday | West African Fusion & Caribbean Soul

Friday, March 1 at 5:00pm

The New Bedford Whaling Museum's First Fridays is a 21+ after-hours experience of fine art,  music and culture, featuring signature cocktails, and delicious tapas.

On Friday, March 1, fire up your winter season with us at the museum, as we host internationally renowned djembefola Sidy Maïga, hailing from Mali, and steel drummer Becky Bass from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

Between performances, experience the joy of learning some djembe drum beats from the djembe master himself, alongside other curious learners. Bring your own djembe or borrow one of the dozens of drums provided (early ticket buyers get first pick).

For more than 25 years, Sidy Maïga has shared the wonder of drumming with students and audiences around the world. Sidy’s expertise in traditional Malian and West African music was just the beginning of his professional musical journey. He employs global rhythms that are as expressive as they are joyful.

Becky Bass is a renowned vocalist, steel drummer & actor.  A two-time New England Urban Music Award winner, Becky’s beautiful, angelic voice and skillful steel pan playing can now be heard while performing her Caribbean Soul music as a solo artist as well as with several bands all over the New England area. She has had the opportunity to open for and perform with many international artists, including Oumou Sangare, Yellowman, Warrior King, and Wyclef Jean.

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