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Sidy Maiga
Artist: Sidy Maiga
86 Grand View St, 
Providence,  RI 02906

Telephone: 216/502-7940
Fax: 
Email: sidymaigadrum@yahoo.fr
Artist Category: Music
Artist Type: Education


Description: Sidy Maiga is an award winning African drum performer and teacher from Mali, West Africa. His engaging performances, classes and workshops invite participants to experience the excitement and complexity of African music while learning about the culture and history of West Africa. Sidy has been artist in residence at the Trinity Academy of the Performing Arts and has taught workshops and performed at assemblies at URI, Brown University, RISD, The Lincoln School, Lincoln High School, Rhodes School and Lewiston Academy among others. In 2011, he was awarded the prestigious MacColl Johnson Fellowship for Music Composition and in 2012, he was the winner of the RI Folk Arts Fellowship from RISCA. Sidy's first album, Malidén, was released in 2011 and his second album is released in 2013. Malidén, has received repeated airplay on the national radio and television stations in Mali. Sidy and his band, AfriManding, regularly tour throughout the East coast.

Artist's Website: www.sidymaiga.com



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