Friday, 8 PM
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
Co-presented with Brooklyn Bowl
$20 per night or $75 for a 4-day-pass | Get the 4-day pass
Standing room only | 21+
This concert will be the New York City premiere of a rare father-and-son collaboration, Toumani Diabaté, genius of African music and widely recognized as the greatest living kora (a 21-stringed West African harp) player, performing with his son Sidiki, the instrument’s emerging star, who has said that it’s his dream to play with his father. Together, they perform a combination of obscure, almost forgotten kora pieces and ones that provide a new look at some Mande classics from Mali. Their playing is extraordinary, as they seem to communicate telepathically and finish each other’s musical sentences - it’s dazzling musicianship. Their album Toumani & Sidiki was released in 2014 on World Circuit Records to wide acclaim.
…one family of griots treats listeners to an album that took 700 years to make and subtly make an important statement about the nature and resilience of culture.” – PopMatters