Trio Da Kali + Derek Gripper at Brooklyn Bowl

Festival of Mali - Night Three

Presented by Brooklyn Bowl & World Music Institute

Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians - a vocalist, balafonist and bass ngoni player - from the Mande culture of southern Mali, who all come from a long line of distinguished griots. Originally formed to develop a collaborative project with The Kronos Quartet, Trio Da Kali aims to bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires. Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, the daughter of legendary griot singer Kassé Mady Diabaté, is the vocalist and her rich, expressive voice and natural vibrato have inspired comparisons to Mahalia Jackson. Master balafonist Lassana Diabaté, one of Mali’s most astonishing musicians, is the musical director and the youngest member is bass ngoni player Mamadou Kouyaté, who brings a contemporary feel to the tradition - a technique which he learned from his father, world-renowned Grammy nominated ngoni player Bassekou Kouyaté. Their debut album with Kronos Quartet, entitled Ladilikan will be released September 15, 2017 on World Circuit Records.

$20 per night or $75 for a 4-day-pass

Standing room only | 21+

Doors: 6:00pm
Derek Gripper: 8:00pm
Trio Da Kali: 9:15pm
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