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Youssouf Keita's Spring Tour'23

Youssouf Keita’s Spring Tour ’23

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Youssouf Keita is coming to Europe from 16 April to 10 June 2023. Performances and workshops in Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands, among others. This page shows the most up-to-date insight into the tour schedule for Youssouf Keita’s Spring Tour ’23 (16 April – 10 June).

⇒ This post is always updated with new performances or workshops ⇐

⇒ Last update on 2 May 2023 ⇐

– 18 April to 27 April he will be in Spain
with performances on 22 and 23 April in Cartagena at Coper-accion’s Festival de Percussion
– 1 May 16.00 – 18.00 hours: performance in Brussels, Brasserie Atlas (not sure yet)
– 3 May: 7 to 10 pm Workshop and Jam-session in ‘Mundana Antwerpen’
– 5 May: 20.15 hours performance in Batavierhuis in Rotterdam
– 6 to 13 May: Balafon week on Schiermonnikoog (fully booked)
– 26 – 29 May: Camping Balafon meeting in Leeuwarden

Youssouf Keita Spring Tour '23
18 April to 27 April

Spain with performances on 22 and 23 April:
Visit website: Festival de Percussion van Coper-accion

Brasserie Atlas
1 May; 16.00 – 18.00 uur not sure yet

Brasserie Atlas in Brussel 

more information will follow

Youssouf Keita's Spring Tour'23
3 May: 7pm to 10pm:

Workshop and Jam Session at Mundana Antwerpen

Facebook link

More information....

20.00 – Half-hour concert
8.30pm – Workshop

The Workshop consists of learning a few patterns and starting points for a balafon rhythm.
Then the rest of the evening will be filled in with a jam session in which those patterns will be leading/part.

10pm End
Some percussionists are invited to join in. Most of them have good experience in West African percussion. Some others may bring a guitar, drums, etc.

Students with a C# tuned balafon (bring your own), are welcome to join in.


Questions? Mail to:

Youssouf Keita's Spring Tour'23
5 May:

Batavierhuis; Performance Youssouf Keita & Emilio Saura 


Schiermonnikoog 2019
6 to 13 May:

Balafon-week on Schiermonnikoog 

Campingweekend Leeuwarden 2021
26 – 29 May:

Camping Balafon Meeting in Leeuwarden during the Pentecost weekend CANCELLED!

More info...

At De Kleine Wielen campsite in Leeuwarden, we have a separate corner on the ‘Sloten’ field where we can pitch our tents for the Whitsun weekend.

Friday evening arrival and joint dinner. Jam session at / after the meal (Pot-luck).

Saturday morning and afternoon workshop in / at Dorpshuis Y ‘n Mande in Tytjerk

Sunday morning and afternoon workshop in / at Dorpshuis Y ‘n Mande in Tytjerk

Monday morning (possibly also the afternoon) workshop in / at Dorpshuis Y ‘n Mande in Tytjerk

Arranging meals on Saturday and Sunday in consultation (self-cooking / BBQ / eating out)

Camping, Dorpshuis rent and meals at shared costs, Workshop itself € 30,= per half day.

See reports on previous years: blog item Camping weekend Leeuwarden 2021 and 2020

Paul Nas
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