Trio Da Kali hail from the Mande culture of Mali, from a heritage of distinguished griots, the caste of specialist hereditary musical artisans. They bring a fresh, contemporary, creative twist to their musical art, breathing new life back into this ancient tradition. Their performances offer a rare glimpse into the soul of the art of the griot, celebrating the African continent’s finest, most subtle and sublime music.
Kinobe (pronounced “CHI-NO-BÉ”) began playing music as a child and by the time he was 21, he had visited every country in Africa, studying and playing with traditional musicians. Over the years as a touring musician, he has performed on numerous festivals along other African artists as such as Toumani Diabate, Youssou N’dour, Salif Keita, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Baaba Maal and many more. His first international performance was at the age of ten with his school ensemble and since then Kinobe has been captivating audiences with virtuoso performances of Ugandan and African roots music and, original compositions, reflecting a wealth of African and world influences. A multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Kinobe’s has dedicated his life to championing for a better future for children worldwide and using his music as a voice to unite the world.
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale