African Jazz – Source with Abdoulaye Diabate

African Jazz – Source with Abdoulaye Diabate

Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:00, 10:30, & Midnight
Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd Street
Manhattan
(Between Thompson & Sullivan Sts.)
212-477-9462

Every Friday night is African Jazz Night. Experience some of the greatest artists of this captivating genre! Source was created by Quebecois flutist Sylvain Leroux—a pioneer of African music collaborations—as an improvisational group with a standard jazz formation, but was soon reborn as an explorative unit with the advent of Mandeng vocalist and guitar great, Abdoulaye “Djoss” Diabate from Mali and Guinean Fula flute Master Bailo Bah, backed by a solid rhythm section held down by Senegalese bassist Mamadou Ba and American drummer, Sean Dixon.Abdoulaye Diabate’s voice soars with the depth and conviction conferred upon him by his legacy as a griot and his own infectious good nature; Bailo Bah’s virtuosi playing of the 3-holed tambin flute combines phrasing and expression that reach emotional and textural heights. SOURCE W/ ABDOULAYE DIABATE delivers a message of human spirit, of individual and collective creativity,demonstrating how different cultures can meet and communicate through their personal relationship to music.

RONALD BUNN

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