Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.
Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.
Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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Global Rhythms: Trio Da Kali
October 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$20 – $25
Join us to welcome the musical strains of Western Africa in Western Washington.
Trio Da Kali (meaning ‘to swear an oath’) unites three musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali. With a history that goes back over a millennium, and maintained by four hereditary families, the Mande griots of West Africa tell the history of the Mande people. Hawa Kasse Mady Diabate (of Mali) is a new generation griot. Her vocals are backed by the balafon (wooden xylophone) and bass n’goni (lute) played by Lassana Diabate and Mamadou Kouyate, respectively, creating a contemporary sound unlike any previous griot ensemble.
The group is celebrating their newly released collaboration with the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet. The album, Ladilikan, is produced by World Circuit Records.