Weedie Braimah and The Hands of Time, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

Weedie Braimah and The Hands of Time

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

Wed, December 12, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Pinhook

Durham, NC

$15.00

This event is all ages

Facebook comments:

Weedie Braimah and The Hands of Time
Weedie Braimah and The Hands of Time
This eclectic ensemble of highly regarded internationally acclaimed musicians was founded in 2016 by Band Leader and Composer, Weedie Braimah. Braimah, a phenomenally talented and highly sought-after Djembe Fola whose vision is to build a reverence for folkloric West African music in hopes of it evolving and being placed in the world musical arenas of jazz, funk, fusion, world music, and hip hop, is a new face of African percussion both nationally and internationally.
This astounding folkloric orchestra mounts percussion as the frontage presenting music of the diaspora focusing on instruments such as Kora, Ngoni, Balafon, Djembe, Dunun, Tama, Sabar, Bass, and Electric Guitar creating new sounds and boundaries like none before.
Weedie Braimah and the Hands ofTime exemplifies tradition, evolution and soul. They are a highly engaging, inspirational and entertaining orchestra that is sure to awaken the African Soul defying the laws of gravity all in the hands of time.
“I’ve got to go where I am in life not because of something I brought to the world but through something I found–the wealth of African culture - Hugh Masekela
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba is composed of Senegalese griot musician Diali Keba Cissokho, with North Carolinians John Westmoreland, Jonathan Henderson, Austin McCall and Will Ridenour. The band formed after Diali moved to North Carolina and began to look for musicians who shared his love and passion for creating music based on Manding tradition, flavored with local and personal styles. The outcome of this collaboration is an infectious sound reminiscent of West African dance bands full of unison melody, adventurous improvisation, fiery solos and polyrhythmic frameworks. With lyrics in Manding, Wolof, and English, Kairaba! illuminates its listeners with stories of ancient and modern West Africa and how they relate to today's universal experiences and emotions felt by everyone, regardless of origin. Kairaba! invokes the participation of the audience in the creation of captivating musical moments that often incite spontaneous dancing by the performers and audiences alike, helping to create a peaceful and loving community.
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701
http://thepinhook.com/