Global Transfer Afterglow: Cheick Hamala Diabate

Fri - 09.20.2019 - 9:30 PM

Stage 5


Join us after the performances by Bizhiki Culture & Dance Company and Nathan and Julie Gunn for a FREE Global Transfer Afterglow concert by Cheick Hamala Diabate and his ensemble at Stage 5.


Diabate leads a six-member ensemble in the tradition of his West African griot roots, merged with a wide range of musical styles he has embraced in the United States. A virtuoso of the traditional griot instrument n’goni, Diabate unites this animal-skin-covered string instrument with its American descendent, the banjo—along with the guitar and numerous other instruments played by the ensemble—to create a lively, joyous musical experience sure to have you moving to the beat!