First Friday | West African Fusion with Sidy Maïga - New Bedford Whaling Museum
Sidy Maïga

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

This First Friday on June 2 is truly special, as we host two programs back-to-back. Our doors open to the public at 4:30pm for Common Ground: Immigration Community Stories that begin promptly at 5:00pm in the Cook Memorial Theaters.  Sidy Maiga will be one of the storytellers, alongside Paulina Arruda, Daniela Melo, and Bernadette Souza. Common Ground will be hosted and moderated by Naomi Slip, Chief Curator at the Whaling Museum.  One ticket will give you access to both programs.  

First Friday | West African Fusion with Sidy Maïga & Yacouba Diabaté

Friday, June 2 at 6:00pm

Join us at 6:00pm for the listening hour featuring internationally renowned djembefola Sidy Maiga and köra player Yacouba Diabaté.  After the listening hour, experience the joy of learning some drum beats from the djembe master himself, alongside other curious learners on drums that he’ll provide (limited number available – early ticket buyers get first pick).

Attendees will also be able to enjoy a cocktail social and will have full access to all museum galleries until 9:00pm.