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Tani Diakite

Malian Music
Madison, WI

Tani Diakite is a master craftsman and player of several Malian instruments. He both makes and plays the kamelon ngoni, a traditional, stringed instrument from his homeland in Mali. In general programs, he can sing and play a number of instruments. For more advanced programs, Tani can teach groups how to make and play the kamelon ngoni.  Tani especially likes to teach through demonstration. He might bring other musicians to a performance, depending on the venue.

Program Formats

A general presentation

An introductory workshop

An in-depth workshop

A residency

A performance

Best for Ages

Early elementary
Grades K-2, ages 5-7

Upper elementary
Grades 3-5, ages 8-10

Middle school
Grades 6-8, ages 11-13

High School, grades 9-12, ages 14-18

Adults, ages 18 and up

Mixed audiences of any age


Artist fee:

$200 per day


reimbursement for supplies if a hands-on session

Program Needs:
For large groups, a microphone and P.A. system.

In general, all weekdays and most evenings and weekends. Available to travel anywhere in Wisconsin.

Past Venues:

  • Four-week residency, Dudgeon School, Madison, 2003
  • University of Wisconsin Arboretum, Madison, 2003
  • University of Wisconsin Theatre, Madison, 2003
  • Clubs and festivals around Madison

Tani Diakite
506 Evergreen Ave.
Madison, WI 53704
608/658-5497 (home)

Best to contact by phone.

last updated: 12/22/2011   


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