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Trio da Kali (sponsored event)

Oct 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Stuarts Opera House - Nelsonville

Stuart's Opera House Presents

Trio da Kali

Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). Formed of voice, balafon and bass ngoni, the Trio aim to bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires. Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). Formed of voice, balafon and bass ngoni, the Trio aim to bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires. We will also host two performances on Monday, October 2nd for area students that will include a Q&A. There will be a community potluck on October 1st at 5:30pm before the public performance!
 
Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, daughter of the legendary griot singer Kassé Mady Diabaté, is the Trio’s vocalist. Her rich, expressive voice and her natural vibrato have brought comparisons with Mahalia Jackson, America's great gospel singer. The Trio’s musical director is master balafonist Lassana Diabaté. One of Mali’s most astonishing musicians, Lassana has recorded and toured with many of West Africa’s foremost artists including Toumani Diabate’s Grammy-Award nominated Afrocubism album and Symmetric Orchestra project. The youngest member of the Trio is bass ngoni player Mamadou Kouyaté. Still in his mid-twenties, the eldest son of world-renowned Grammy nominated ngoni player Bassekou Kouyaté brings a contemporary feel to the traditions he has learnt from his father.
 
Trio Da Kali was originally formed to develop a collaborative project with The Kronos Quartet, produced by the Aga Khan Music Initiative; David Harrington (of Kronos) described it as 'one of the most beautiful collaborations Kronos has had in our first 40 years'. Following the debut live performance of the collaboration at the Clarice Smith Center for Performing Arts in Maryland, USA in 2014, the two groups came together to perform again at Montreux Jazz Festival 2015. A studio recording of the collaboration is under development. Since their formation Trio Da Kali have performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues.

Sponsored in part by the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series, Arts for Ohio, and OU African Studies

Sunday, October 1, 2017
7:00 PM (Community Potluck Starting at 5:30 PM Before the Show)
Stuarts Opera House
Free Show!
For more information, visit www.stuartsoperahouse.org
 

 


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