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Mamadou Diabate & Percussion Mania


  • Archive, Live Music

  • Saturday, April 9, 2022
  • $12 Student
    $16 Advance
    $22 Day of
    $40 Preferred
  • Hunter Center

“Magical…on fire” — Afropop Worldwide

​​The internationally acclaimed balafon virtuoso Mamadou Diabate hails from the Sambla people of Burkina Faso where music and language are one and the same. A griot by birth and bandleader by trade, Diabate’s Percussion Mania mixes traditional West African storytelling rhythms and Western rock for a truly explosive stage show and a night to remember.

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  • Capacity will be limited and all ticket-holders age 5 and must show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination (accompanied by a photo ID for those over 18). Read our COVID-19 FAQ here.
  • Preferred ticket buyers get the best view in the house and free museum admission on the day of or after the event.
  • This performance is general admission seating and will take place inside MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center. Masks are required for all indoor spaces, except while eating and drinking, regardless of vaccination status.
  • No outside food or beverages will be allowed in the venue during the event. Small bites and drinks are available for purchase during the show from our museum cafe, Lickety Split.
  • Please note: museum admission is not included with your event ticket unless noted. Purchase museum admission here.
  • All events at MASS MoCA are accessible to all audiences. Please contact boxoffice@massmoca.org if you would like to inquire about accessibility needs and services.
  • By purchasing a ticket to join MASS MoCA’s visitors, staff, and artists on the museum campus, you agree to follow a Courtesy Code, detailed here. Our full COVID FAQ is here.


Photo: Nelly Kueffner