Sunday October 12thBards of the World – Cape Breton University Boardmore Playhouse
Virtuoso balafon player, Lassana Diabaté, from a long line of famous players of the instrument at the source of tradition in Western Mali and in Guinea, is a habitué of major concert halls and festivals, and recordings. His recent recording successes have been with Symmetric Orchestra and with AfroCubism.
The two artists have played together recently in major Festivals in the UK, at prominent US universities and concert halls, in a project to rescue old styles with a creative and modern approach. Despite much having been forgotten or neglected, their repertoire represents the heart of a musical tradition that has stood the test of time.