Date
Jan 19 2022
Time
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
BeatBox Stage

Does anyone else miss the excitement of travel and exposure to cultures not easily found in North Carolina? “Think globally, dance locally” is our new motto, so we’re hosting an eclectic line-up of musicians for “Hear and There,” your passport to celebrate the sounds of the world.

Stop by at lunchtime on Wednesdays to hear international instruments and grooves on the BeatBox stage.

This Week’s Performer: Diali Cissokho

For the past decade, kora player and singer Diali Cissokho has called North Carolina home. Hailing from a long line of Senegalese musicians and storytellers known as griots, Cissokho made the transatlantic move to Pittsboro with his wife almost ten years ago. Shortly afterward, he formed the band Kaira Ba with the aid of native Piedmont musicians John Westmoreland, Jonathan Henderson, Austin McCall, and Will Ridenour. Together, they blend the traditions and rhythms of West African music with subtle timbres of the American South. While comparison has been drawn to other notable Senegalese griots, such as Baaba Maal or Youssou N’Dour, the fusion of polyrhythmic percussion, plucky electric guitars, and sprinkles of pedal steel and electric organs makes for a much more individualistic, accessible sound. In essence, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba makes dance music that bridges the continental divide. ⎯Sam Haw, Indyweek

Covid Precautions:

– Boxyard RTP is an open-air facility that will be following in accordance with all Covid-19 regulations put in place by Durham County; masks are required for indoor areas.
– In addition to regular cleanings, complimentary hand sanitizer and wipe stations are provided throughout our facility.
– The performers will be positioned a safe distance away from the general public on the BeatBox stage.
– If you are feeling the beats and have the urge to dance, please do so at your table with the group you came with.

Got questions? Send us an email at hello@boxyardrtp.com. Interested in performing? Reach out to music@boxyardrtp.com.

Location

BeatBox Stage

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