Contemporary Music, World Music

Duke Performances, Mallarme Chamber Players: Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

( Wed., Jul. 11, 2018 )

Performed by Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba, Tony Williamson, mandolin; Shana Tucker and Tamisha Walden, vocals; Mallarmé Chamber Players

Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27708


Ethnomusicology graduate student Jonathan Henderson is a member of the group Kaira Ba ("The Great Peace"), which explores the spiritual songs, stories, and rhythms of Senegal’s millenia-old Mandé culture. Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba effortlessly integrate the traditional sounds of the African kora with a modern rush of electric guitar and an exuberant rhythm section, sustaining one of West Africa’s most expressive legacies with their own energetic interpretations. This concert — featuring guests Tony Williamson, mandolin, a recent recipient of the NC Heritage Award; jazz and gospel singers Shana Tucker and Tamisha Walden on vocals; and Mallarmé Players String Quartet, with Jennifer Curtis, violin — is also the hometown release show for the band’s new album, Routes.


$10 general public; $5 Duke students and employees; free ages 12 & under


$10 - $5


Duke Music in the Gardens


  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM