Malian griot supergroup Trio Da Kali deserve all the raving reviews and admiring tags. Hawa Diabaté, daughter of legendary Mady Diabaté has been called the Mahalia Jackson of Mali, Lassana Diabaté one of the best balafon players of the country, Mamadou Kouyaté on bass ngoni to match their skill and range. They represent the renowned griot dynasties dating as far back as the 13th century, the great Mande Empire in Mali. Griots have been serving communities commissioned by nobles since then, similarly Trio Da Kali is still on the wedding circuit in Bamako when they are not enchanting audiences of the world’s renowned stages. The group was called together by producer Lucy Dorán to create Ladilikan – an album with Kronos Quartet, their most beautiful so far by their own account. Selected as the Best World Music Album of 2017, Trio Da Kali has been sharing the age-old treasures of Mali in their spellbinding rendition, and bring their art for the first time to Budapest in October.
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