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Clubs & Concerts

AfroCubism

When: Sun., June 10, 7 p.m. 2012

AfroCubism is more than a supergroup; they are renowned virtuosos, artfully melding the traditional styles of West Africa and Cuba, a musical confluence that flows as easily and naturally as water, and has the same restorative qualities. There are only four opportunities to drink from this rare fountain on AfroCubism's 2012 North American tour, so you won't want to miss it at the NCMA's outdoor park theater. The band features some of Mali's greatest masters, including Djelimady Tounkara (electric guitar), Toumani Diabaté (kora) and Bassekou Kouyate (ngoni), plus Fode Lassana Diabaté, of Guinea, on the marimba-like balafon. They are joined by Buena Vista Social Club's Eliades Ochoa, the pitch-perfect crooner and acoustic guitarist known as "the Cuban Johnny Cash." Concert tickets include admission to the Museum's retrospective of monumental works by Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui, many not previously seen outside of Africa. —Sylvia Pfeiffenberger

Price: $22-45

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