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image for Music item typeKayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabate

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Music, Fri 3 Nov 2017


Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabate

Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabate

Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabate


Kayhan Kalhor kamancheh
Toumani Diabaté kora

For the first time these two influential world music collaborators have joined forces to present a captivating and hypnotic performance of kamancheh and kora music from Persian, Kurdish and Malian traditions. Kayhan has played concerts with the legendary Persian singers Mohammad Reza Shajarian and Shahram Nazeri, but became known through his collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Toumani comes from an ancient Griot family, who claim to be able to trace their ancestry back 70 generations. Griots are the guardians of history, literature and music in their culture. Diabaté learned to play the Kora from his father Sidiki Diabaté and now often performs with his own son. He is recognized as one of the most influential musicians from West Africa and as an excellent player of the Kora, the West African double bridge harp-lute.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 3 Nov 2017 19:30 to 21:30


£18.00 (£16.00 concs; £5.00 under 35)



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Map reference: SE 608515  Lat: 53.95601 Long: -1.07492

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Follow signs to the Castle Area and then to the Merchant Adventurers' Hall. Carry on over the River Foss on to Walmgate. The National Centre for Early Music is on the left hand side.

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