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Workshop with Diabel Cissokho
October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Africa Oyé and Metal present a musical instrument workshop and performance with griot and world-class Kora player, Diabel Cissokho.
Part of the great line of Cissokho griots, Diabel grew up in Dakar and Tambacounda, Senegal. Surrounded by a rich musical heritage and a family of musicians, he began playing a number of traditional instruments. However, his affinity with the kora was clear from an early age. A trailblazer and pioneer of the kora, Diabel’s virtuosic talent, his “resonant voice and rocking kora style” (Songlines), have been welcomed everywhere from WOMAD, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Glastonbury, Africa Oyé and the Barbican, including a long stint as Baaba Maal’s kora player.
Diabel Cissokho will host a musical instrument workshop and short acoustic performance at Metal Liverpool on Wednesday 18th October at their Platform 1 building in Edge Hill railway station.
Doors to Metal will open at 6pm with a workshop start time of 6:30pm sharp.
Entry to this event is free of charge, but places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Reserve a place on Eventbrite – limited to 25 places, so please return your free ticket to someone on the Waiting List if you’re unable to attend.
Diabel Cissokho’s workshops forms part of Metal Liverpool’s Black History Month programme. For more information, please visit our project page.