Diali Cissokho And Kaira Ba

Performing at the Indie Grits River Concert
Saturday, April 16th, 12 PM-8 PM
Location: Gervais and Gist Riverwalk

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba is best described as a vital whirlwind of wild dancing vibrations, accessible to all with a beating heart.

A North Carolinian kora-led dance band combining West African traditionals, funk, rock, blues, and elements of jazz, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba demand gyration from all those who listen. Nominated “Best African Group” from the All Africa Music Awards, this group delivers wave after wave of joyful polybeat rhythms and impassioned crescendos, with an overtone of unity, all exemplified in their albums, which can be heard here– a favorite to check out is Mbolo (Unity). Take a listen to their music below, and, if you are in view of law enforcement, beware: you will soon be grooving harder than could be considered even remotely legal.