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City Stages with Cheick Hamala Diabate
August 15, 2018
7:30 pm
9:00 pm

City Stages with Cheick Hamala Diabate

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.

Nearby FRONT Exhibition Venues open until 9 pm

  • Cleveland Public Library
  • Federal Reserve Bank

In collaboration with Cleveland Museum of Art, this FRONT/CMA City Stages will be the fourth of six outdoor global music concerts in neighborhoods close to FRONT exhibitions and installations happening throughout the summer. Learn more about City Stages.

FRONT International, in partnership with The Cleveland Museum of Art, will produce six free concerts during the Triennial featuring the best in global music. Extending to five neighborhoods across the city, City Stages welcomes audiences of all ages to enjoy music from around the world and discover art in nearby exhibitions. Join us Wednesdays throughout the summer to dance and party in the streets at these outdoor neighborhood concerts.

  • Music starts at 7:30 pm
  • Free and Open to All Ages
  • Food and Drink Vendors on Site