Saturday, June 7, 2014

National Concert Hall
Dublin, IR

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National Concert Hall
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Phone: +353 (0)1 417 0077
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin, IR 353
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The Waltons World Masters Series is delighted to welcome two-time Grammy Award winning Toumani Diabaté, celebrated as one of Africa’s most gifted musicians and the greatest kora player in the world. Channelling equal parts Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix and ancient griot tradition, Toumani has brought the glorious sounds of the kora, a West African 21-string harp, to audiences everywhere. Hailing from a family of exceptional Malian griots and musicians, his musical pedigree extends back over 700 years and 71 generations of kora players, but he is also a fearless explorer who has collaborated across the musical spectrum with artists including the late, great Ali Farka Touré, blues legend Taj Mahal, Damon Albarn and Björk. For this very special concert Toumani shares the stage with his son, rising kora star 22-year-old Sidiki Diabaté. ‘magnificent’ – The Guardian ‘He’s the sort of player you only encounter once in a lifetime... on a par with Glenn Gould or Rostropovich.’ – Lucy Duran, BBC Radio 3 ‘Extraordinarily beautiful melodies… and whirlpools of mesmerising sound’ – The Scotsman ‘This was music that set the heart racing as well as soaring, and the audience were yelping with pleasure.’ – The Arts Desk ‘Never has the Malian kora harp sounded so beautiful.’ – The Independent ‘not only the hottest but also the most ambitious and visionary kora player on the scene today’ – Boston Phoenix
Ticket Price: €16-€34
Door Time:7:30 pm
Show Time:8:00 pm

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