Arouna and Zaza Diarra at the Musical Instrument Museum: Tiny Desert Concert

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 12:14pm
Updated: Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 12:01pm

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Arouna Diarra is a 12th-generation musician from Burkina Faso who makes his own instruments — including the kamale n’goni, which is similar to a harp. He’s also adept with a xylophone.

Diarra performed for The Show at the Musical Instrument Museum, and later The Show spoke with him and his wife Zaza to learn about their music and their history together.

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