Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra

Live and direct from Bamako, Mali's Hogon nightclub, where they've been performing weekly for more than a decade, this kora virtuoso's remarkable group boasts a pan-African lineup of fellow Mandè griots. The Symmetrics deliver a jubilant polyrhythmic party of percussion, electric guitars, and Diabate's 21-stringed instrument showering notes like a musical waterfall.
Sun., April 19, 8 p.m., 2009
 
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