and edited by Adam Pyburn.
Chapel Hill, NC/ M’bour, Senegal — based band, Diali Cissokho & Kairaba, will be playing the North Carolina coast July 13 and 14. Kairaba is led by Senegalese griot musician Diali Cissokho who brings the ancient flavor of the griot tradition (his own lineage dating back to the 14th century) to mix with the very current sound of Kairaba. Tradition meets modernity in this band; African music embraces its American offspring, Jazz and Blues, and the result is a fresh and exhilarating musical experience full of unison melody, adventurous improvisation, fiery solos and polyrhythmic frameworks. With lyrics in Manding, Wolof, and English, Diali Cissokho & Kairaba illuminates its listeners with stories of ancient and modern West Africa and how they relate to today’s universal experiences and emotions. After the band’s recent tour in Senegal and the lauded release of its debut record, Resonance, Diali Cissokho & Kairaba are a band on the rise.
Diali Cissokho & Kairaba will appear:
July 13 at Broad St Social Club in New Bern, 10 PM
411 & 413 Broad St.
New Bern, NC 28560
July 14 at the Soapbox in Wilmington, 10 PM
255 N Front St # 101
Wilmington, NC 28401
Submitted by: Jonathan Henderson