Join us at the Hanover Farmer's Market for a concert by the Afro-funk sextet Sabouyouma.


Sabouyouma is a high energy 6-piece polyrhythmic groove machine that formed through ongoing musical relationships in Burlington, Vermont’s vibrant West-African dance and drumming scene. Sabouyouma is led by Guinean-born Ousmane Camara: the band’s front man, composer, and master Balafonist (the Balafon is a West-African marimba). Sabouyouma has opened for nationally touring acts like The Toots and the Maytals, Moon Hooch, Xenia Rubinos, Polyrhythmics, Ikebe Shakedown, and Jonathan Scales Fourchestra.

This concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 5:30-7:00 at the Hanover Farmer's Market on the grounds of Richmond Middle School.  Seating is open; bring your own blankets our lawn chairs.

This is the second of two concerts sponsored by the Howe Library this summer.  A full list of Howe-sponsored market events can be found here: https://www.thehowe.org/farmersmarket.  Email Jared Jenisch at jared.jenisch@thehowe.org for more information.

Ousmane Camara is a 6th generation Griot. Historically, in West Africa, Griots passed messages from the king throughout the kingdom before the use of pen and paper. Griots continue to play an important role in Africa today as poets, musicians, singers, and historians, preserving their ancient traditions through song. At the age of seven, Ousmane left his family’s home to go live with his teacher, Djeli Sana Camara. He would study and play balafon with his teacher for the next fifteen years. Ousmane continued to play throughout Guinea and traveled through nine other African countries. He has subsequently taught students from around the world.