DJ Salif Keita African Dance event for National French Week
Posted by Judy Korn on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011
The University of Minnesota, Morris is celebrating National French Week in November by hosting an African dance. The campus and community are invited to this free event on Friday, November 11, 2011, at 8 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall.
Salif Keďta, a native of French-speaking Mali, will serve as DJ for the dance. He is the host of African Rhythms, a music program broadcast on KFAI radio in Minneapolis. He’ll play a mix of different African music including Juju, wassoulou from Mali, Sabbar, Rai, Reggae, soukouss, and couper decaler. He will also be teaching African dance moves.
In addition to his on-air program, Keďta is the French coordinator in Delta Airlines’ customer care department. He holds a bachelor of science in education from Ecole Normale Superieure in Bamako, Mali, and a baccalaureat francais.
The French Discipline is sponsoring the event. Free parking is available in all campus lots.