Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on January 23, 2008

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

I only ended up posting one of the pictures I took last time Toumani Diabate visited NYC. This post is partly to fix that problem, and partly to point out that Toumani will be back in NYC on January 31st - at Bowery Ballroom to be exact, and tickets are still on sale. The show is part of a tour to promote an album.....

Grammy-winning artist Toumani Diabaté and his pan-African Symmetric Orchestra return to the U.S. this winter for a series of live dates. In addition, World Circuit/Nonesuch Records will release The Mande Variations this spring, Diabaté's first solo kora recording in two decades.
The tour kicks off in Seattle on Thursday. All dates, and more photos, below...

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate @ Stuyvesent High

Toumani Diabate - 2008 Tour Dates
January 24 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
January 25 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre
January 26 San Francisco, CA Herbst Theatre
January 27-28 Minneapolis, MN Dakota Jazz Club
January 29 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
January 31 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
February 1 Kingston, RI Edwards Auditorium
February 2 Boston, MA Somerville Theatre
February 3 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live

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Comments (5)

UPCOMING OTHER MUSIC INSTORES
We are pleased to announce a couple of new additions to our ongoing in-store series. Next Wednesday, January 30 at 8PM, we are honored to host a rare solo performance from Toumani Diabate, the Malian Kora prodigy who for more than 20 years has both preserved the traditions of his native music, and pushed the boundaries, most recently appearing on Bjork's latest album. Diabate's solo performances are riveting, and this should be an amazing opportunity to see this legend up close and personal.

Posted by michael | January 24, 2008 10:27 AM

Fuck stuyvesant high school. Brooklyn Tech for life!

Posted by Bart | January 24, 2008 10:30 AM

if we're playing this game now, fuck brooklyn tech and stuyvesant high school. hunter for life!!
that shit aside, i cannot believe that i was not in new york when toumani diabate played a high school. fuuuuck.

Posted by sb | January 25, 2008 10:51 PM

uhm, nobody cares about Hunter.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2008 5:47 PM

"uhm, nobody cares about Hunter."

Hunter is a much tougher school to get into.

I went to Brooklyn Tech in the '80s. Back then, the neighborhood was one big ghetto. I can't believe how many white gentrifiers moved in and pushed everyone out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2008 6:09 PM

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