MusicUnitesUS Presents: Trio Da Kali
March 1, 2014
Three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali take us back to the roots of the griot tradition — undoubtedly some of the finest, most subtle and sublime music to come from the African continent. The members of Trio Da Kali bring a contemporaryand creative twist to the music, breathing new life into this ancient art form.
The group’s name comes from one of the oldest and most iconic praise songs in the griot repertoire, dating back many centuries ago. “Da Kali” means “to swear an oath” — in this case, the griots’ pledge to maintain their art. This show offers a rare glimpse into the soul of a griot’s art.
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