On Sunday February 24th, S.O.B.’s welcomes Kakande, a 9-piece West African band based out of New York City, celebrating the release of their much anticipated album, Dununya (Jumbie Records). The West African music scene has been steadily growing in the U.S. in recent years and it is sure to explode when this groundbreaking new disc hits stores. To ceebrate Dununya’s release, African superstar Mory Kanté will join Kakande on stage, in a rare U.S. appearance, and an once-in-a-lifetime chance to see this legendary musician supporting another group.Kakande is a 9-piece collective that demonstrates how the balafone (xylophone) has electrified African music for 800 years. Lush vocals, flutes, sinewy guitars, cellos and countless melodic textures are propelled by the power of Famoro Dioubate’s balafon virtuosity. Layers of intricate melody come together in Kakande to create this explosive new groove. Mory Kanté’s support for the group is remarkable, especially since he was the first African artist to sell a million CDs.
Sunday February 24th
Admission: $25 Advance/$28 Day of show
Author: World Music Central News Department
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