Third Thursday Concert featuring Diali Cissokho
Thursday, January 17, 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Centennial Station Arts Center
121 South Centennial Street
High Point, NC 27260
Cost: Tickets - $5
The High Point Arts Council is excited to welcome Diali Cissokho to the Centennial Station Arts Center for the first Third Thursday concert of 2019. Performing music from his native home of West Africa, Diali Cissokho will be performing solo for this special performance.
Referred to as a griot and master kora player, Diali Cissokho, originally from Senegal, now lovingly calls North Carolina home. The kora that he performs on is a 21 string African harp that truly captures the sound and soul of West African music. Coming from a long line of griot musicians, a griot is a member of a village who tells tales of births, deaths, marriages, battles, hunts, and other historical events. Griots serve as walking history books, preserving and sharing the stories and traditions of their culture through song. Diali crosses cultural boundaries with his wide range of sounds, from dancing rhythms to smooth melodies, that ultimately bring listeners to a greater understanding of the stories and traditional art forms he continues to preserve and celebrate.
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