West Africa Music NIght with Diali Cissokho & Kairaba, Zansa | Local 506 | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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West Africa Music NIght with Diali Cissokho & Kairaba, Zansa

When: Thu., Aug. 23, 9 p.m. 2012

African rhythms fresh from the vine, nurtured in Carolina terroir, unite these two regional bands playing music from Senegal and Ivory Coast. Asheville-based Zansa opens. Led by Ivorian percussionist Adama Dembele, Zansa's modern Afropop sound blends fiddle with guitars and traditional drumming. Carrboro local Kairaba headlines the evening, with colorful frontman Diali Cissokho on smoky vocals and ecstatic kora solos. Both Dembele and Cissokho are griots, meaning their families have been professional musicians for generations; they bring ancient knowledge as well as fresh moves to their respective fusions. Joining forces should bring surprises, as well as a ripe opportunity for dance-floor movers and shakers. —Sylvia Pfeiffenberger

Price: $8

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