Win Tickets: Dusu Mali Band @ The Goodfoot | Original Music, Traditional African Beats

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Dusu Mali Band @ The Goodfoot on June 22. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 21.

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From our sponsors:
Dusu Mali BandDusu Mali Band
June 22, 2013
9 p.m. | $8 | All Ages
More info:

The Goodfoot
2845 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-9292 | More info:

“Dusu” means “gentle heart”. Our roots run deep. We never give up. We will continue to work hard and feel the music to keep smiles upon us all.

Dusu plays original music. Most songs are written by Ibrahim Kelly and developed as a group. Others are based upon traditional song and dance from various regions of Mali and West Africa.

The music is a universal medium to be embraced and enjoyed across all cultures of the world. It is the glue that binds us all together, and it keeps us alive and healthy.

In January of 2012, the band embarked on an epic life-changing voyage to Mali, West Africa. We spent the month of January traveling far across Malian earth to a number of spots including Sevare, Mopti, Dogon Country, and even to one of the most remote music festivals in the world, Le Festival au Desert, in Timbuktu, the region where Ibrahim was born. They carried guitars and drums and played music everywhere they could. They met a lot of people, saw a lot of amazing things, connected with friends, and were served a heaping dose of life’s lessons.

Now the band is back again and better than ever. The next wave of Dusu is crashing against the shoreline! (And bigger waves are forming out in the sea).

Dusu Mali Band formed in 2010 and has since played at a number of music festivals and venues around the West Coast (Joshua Tree Music Festival, Breitenbush Hot Springs, Silver Moon Brewing, Elbo Room, Jambalaya, Alladin Theater, Mississippi Studios, Roseland Theater), and have been blessed to open up for successful Malian artists Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Toure, and Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba. Dusu has played alongside a wide range of acts including Orgone, Gaudi, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Midnite, Wunmi, and others. In the summer of 2012 the band was honored to perform at String Cheese Incident’s end-of-tour blowout at Horning’s Hideout.

Dusu brings a natural love of song and dance and is dedicated to bringing their best every time. The band has met different forms of success in all of their endeavors, and are committed to the hard work it takes to keep things moving forward.

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14 Responses to Win Tickets: Dusu Mali Band @ The Goodfoot | Original Music, Traditional African Beats

  1. Cassi June 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    I would love to attend Dusu Mali Band because they sound like they have worked hard enough to bring original beautiful music to others and I am needing to dance! and I have not been to the Goodfoot in awhile.

  2. Ashley June 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

    This seems like the perfect event to pair with my sick dance moves! I love me some good traditional African beats.

  3. Manda June 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Sounds like a fun change in genres for the Goodfoot. I’d like to check this out. Always the place to be Saturdays…! :-)

  4. Okate June 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    We would really love to hear this band. Thank you.

  5. Jamie June 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    I live down the street, but never have a chance to see the great international bands the Goodfoot brings into town. I’d love to get out on the dance floor and support them! My “gentle heart” hopes I get picked. :)

  6. Benny June 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    The music of my ancestral homeland inspires me, that is why I would like to hear this band! Plus, I can never afford tickets, and I never have a babysitter, but I do now!

  7. Alex June 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    because it would be lovely

  8. Maggie June 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Just returning from South Africa myself last September, I would love to hear the West African fusion of jazz, blues, and funk played out by the Dusu Mali Band……and seeing Malian Ibrahim Kelly, who is the nephew of ‘Ali Farka Toure’ no less!!

  9. Stephanie Snyder June 20, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

    As a Peace Corps volunteer, more years ago than I care to count in Ghana, I was able to visit Mali. I remember how compelling the music was that I heard then and I would like to see the progression of this music. The music will probably help me to forget how painful it is to know that the places that I visited are now war-torn. The Dusu Mali Band knows how healing music can be.

  10. Rachel June 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    Yes yes yes!

  11. Robert P June 20, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    “Roots” music – what a blast! Funky monkey dance rhythms! Let’s hear it and dance to it!

  12. mary b June 21, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    you can beat me with this one anytime!

  13. tess Poat June 21, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    I brought my brother here as a graduation present to see the great northwest. He has expressed an interest in your concert, and I am hoping to win tickets to be able to take him (money is tight). He would love Portland forever if he were able to experience your wonderful tunes. Thanks so much for this opportunity to win tickets! :-)

  14. Grace June 22, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    I need a spirit boost, badly :) but I have no cash flow currently.

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