Cheick Hamala Diabate explores West African rhythms in the griot tradition. At an early age, he mastered the n’goni, a stringed lute and ancestor of the banjo. He later learned to play the guitar from his uncle, legendary Super Rail Band guitarist Djelimady Tounkara. Diabate successfully fuses the traditional rhythms and vocals of his ancestors with the more electric American sounds he has absorbed over the past decade living in the US.
FRONT Venues: Cleveland Public Library, FRONT installation open until 9:00 p.m. Federal Reserve Bank, FRONT installation open until 9:00 p.m. Helen Theater, FRONT installation open until 9:00 p.m. Old Arcade, FRONT exhibitions open until 9:00 p.m. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, FRONT installation open until 9:00 p.m. William G. Mather ore boat, FRONT Installation open until 9:00 p.m.
City Stages is presented by the Cleveland Museum of Art and FRONT International