Madou Sidiki Diabaté & Salif Bamakora / Princess Kikou

12jul7:00 pm10:00 pmMadou Sidiki Diabaté & Salif Bamakora / Princess Kikou

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Madou Sidiki Diabaté is the youngest son of the late Sidiki Diabaté. "The King of the Kora." Since 1997, Madou has filled his brother Toumani’s former position as lead kora for some of the best singers and musicians in West Africa, including Kandia Kouyaté, Ami Koita, Baaba Maal, Salif Keita, Sekouba “Bambino” Diabaté, and many others. He has performed at over 1000 concerts and more than 40 festivals throughout Africa, North America, Europe, and Australia. Madou has collaborated with artists such as Damon Albarn, Will Calhoun, and Brian Eno. Salif Bamakora, aka Gordon Hellegers, has been playing Kora for over 20 years and has been a primary student of Madou Sidiki Diabaté for over 15 years. Salif is deeply versed in the traditional repertoire, histories, and cultural practices of Mande Djeliya and has become a skilled and experienced performer in concerts around the world. Princess Kikou is a New Hampshire based World Beat group which draws heavily from Afro-Caribbean influences as well as Roots Rock. Made up of a core of musicians: Simon Gray on guitar, John Meehan the fifth on saxophone, Jon Tshibambi on bass, and Garth Tichy on drums, Princess Kikou also features a rotating ensemble of guest players.   We'll be starting off with the more mellow part, and then letting Princess Kikou get our bodies moving! Doors are at 7pm and music will start around 7:30pm.



July 12, 2024 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


Nova Arts Block/Brewbakers Cafe

48 Emerald Street

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