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Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté

Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté

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Artist Information

Vocal artist
Performance year with AKMI:
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Country of Origin:
Mali

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Hawa Kassé Mady  Diabaté is the daughter of legendary Kasse Mady Diabaté, and forms part of the Trio Da Kali, from the Mande culture of Mali, a heritage of distinguished griots, the caste of specialist hereditary musical artisans. Trio Da Kali present a performance that revolves around the soaring, rounded vibrato voice of Hawa Kasse Mady (compared by some to Mahalia Jackson), who performs the songs she grew up surrounded by in Kela, one of the most musical centres of the griot world. Trio Da Kali 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.

Performances

Name Performance Year
Trio Da Kali 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Kronos Quartet & Trio Da Kali 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017