Saturday, 8 PM
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
Co-presented with Brooklyn Bowl
Standing room only | 21+
DJ Henri: 6:00pm
Chop and Quench feat. Domenica of Underground System: 8:00pm
Sidi Touré: 9:00pm
Sidi Touré, a highly acclaimed practitioner of Songhaï Music, first emerged on the international scene in 2011 with his signature blues-inflected guitar playing when he released Sahel Folk, his debut album for Thrill Jockey Records and toured North America for the first time. His plaintive vocal melismatic Songhaï folk music carries melodic and repertory characteristics that extend from Ibrahim Dicko, Sidi’s mentor, to Ali Farka Touré’s pioneering work. Sidi’s music is steeped in Malian culture and traditions. The winner of two Malian national awards for best singer, Sidi also led Gao’s regional orchestra, The Songhaï Stars. In Toubalbero, his latest release, Sidi creates a danceable, dynamic and joyous album that is an exuberant and irresistible call for unity and peace for Malians and Africans.
…these tones will evoke a very strong visceral memory in anyone who has traveled to this region: of the fine, orange-red Sahel dust that coats every conceivable surface within minutes: gilding your skin, your mouth, nose and clothing with a bronze hue.” – NPR
DJ.HENRI FROM RADIOAFRICAONLINE.COM STARTING AT 6:00PM!
dj.henri has long specialized in the music of Mali and Guinea, as well as “Desert Blues.” He has opened for Salif Keita three times, Vieux Farka Toure twice, Habib Koite, Tinariwen, Daby Toure, and Noura Mint Seymali. He’s been booked at the Apollo Theater, B.B. King’s, the Mercury Lounge, Symphony Space, (le) poisson rouge, Joe’s Pub, and many other venues. dj.henri is also the creator of Radio Africa Online, the longest-running station playing African and Caribbean music online. His popular Radio Africa Online Mixes podcast is featured in the iTunes Store and elsewhere, generating over 50 terabytes of traffic annually.