Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). Formed of voice, balafon and bass ngoni, the Trio aim to bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires.
Hawa Kassé Mady Diabate - vocalist
Lassana Diabaté - musical director, balafon
Mamadou Kouyaté - bass ngoni
Ladilikan, the debut album from Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet is out now. Listen to the first single Eh Ya Ye below:
"YOU CAN INSTANTLY SPOT HIM AS A MASTER - BRILLIANTLY ENGAGED AND SPONTANEOUS, TECHNICALLY IMPECCABLE, SIMPLY A THRILL TO BEHOLD"
BANNING EYRE, AFROPOP
SPEAKING ABOUT LASSANA DIABATE
"THE CLOSEST I'VE EVER GOT TO THE VOICE OF MAHALIA JACKSON"
DAVID HARRINGTON (KRONOS QUARTET)
TALKING ABOUT HAWA KASSE MADY DIABATE
"STEEPED IN TRADITION, THESE THREE BRILLIANT MUSICIANS GIVE A NEW VOICE TO TIMELESS SOUNDS"
The Trio Da Kali project was initiated by the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
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