The Malian trio return to the UK with their own unique take on traditional form
Made up of three musicians from leading Mande musical families, Trio da Kali only came into being in late 2012 yet have already performed at a BBC Prom and the London Jazz Festival. Directed by virtuoso balafon player Lassana Diabaté, they aim to breathe new life back into ancient griot traditions. Singer Hawa Kassé Diabaté, daughter of Kassé Mady Diabaté, is one of Mali’s finest vocalists and youngest member, son of Bassekou Kouyaté, Mamadou Kouyaté (bass ngoni) completes the group.
Presented by Making Tracks, Trio da Kali will be playing throughout the UK from February 20-March 6. Visit the Making Tracks website to find out more. For your chance to win a pair of tickets to a date of your choice click here.
Read more about the trio in the March 2015 (#106) edition, now on sale.
February 20 – Swansea, Pontardawe Arts Centre
February 21 – Cambridge, The Junction
February 22 – London, Rich Mix
February 25 – Bristol Colston Hall/The Lantern
February 26 – Manchester, RNCM
February 27 – Milton Keynes, The Stables
February 28 – Birmingham, mac
March 1 – Brighton, Brighton Dome
March 4 – Bury St Edmunds, The Apex
March 5 – York, NCEM
March 6 – Gateshead, The Sage Gateshead
Watch Trio da Kali perform with Kronos Quartet, with whom they collaborated with in early 2014.