Celebrate African music with a live performance by Abou Mboup

Abdou Mboup studied traditional drumming with his family, and become a key figure in the development of the Mbalax style, also known as Senegalese dance music.

This Saturday you can celebrate the music of West Africa with a well-known  percussionist as he performs in the Community Awareness Series for the Jersey City Public Library’s Greenville branch, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., at 1 p.m.

Abdou Mboup studied traditional drumming with his family, and become a key figure in the development of the Mbalax style, also known as Senegalese dance music.

Mboup was born to a family of oral historians and musicians in the small town of Kebemer, Senegal. He has toured and recorded in Africa, Europe, America, Southeastern Asia, Japan, Nepal, and India. He has written original compositions for Jean Lue Ponty, Pharaoh Sanders, Tom Tom Club, and Randy Weston. He has also toured with late South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela. 

The performance will take place in the Barack Obama Auditorium. Admission is free. An adult or guardian must accompany children. 

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