Bela Fleck throws down his heart...
Béla Fleck will continue exploring African music this summer on two separate, celebrated tours: the ³always adventurous² (USA Today) banjo master will join Oumou Sangare and her band, and revive his acclaimed duo run with Toumani Diabate. Sangare, the great Malian singer known as the ³Songbird of the Wassoulou,² is considered Fleck¹s gateway to African music and prominently featured in his renowned documentary and album Throw Down Your Heart. Toumani Diabate, a 71st generation Kora master, collaborated with Fleck throughout 2009, including performances at Telluride and Bonnaroo.The NYC stop on the Bela/Toumani tour is the previously-announced, free show at Central Park Summerstage which happens tonight (Monday, August 3rd). The movie trailer and all dates below...
Throw Down Your Heart is the 11-time Grammy winner's most ambitious project to date and has earned some of the best reviews of his career...
Throw Down Your Heart
Bela Fleck & Toumani Diabate - 2009 Tour Dates
Aug 3 New York, NY Summerstage
Aug 4 Brownfield, ME Stone Mountain Arts Center
Aug 5 Rutland, VT Paramount Theater
Aug 6 Montreal, CAN Franco Folies Festival
Aug 7 Orkney Springs, VA Shenandoah Valley Music Festival
Aug 9 Edmonton, CAN Folk Festival
Aug 10-11 - Seattle, WA Jazz Alley
Aug 12 - Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theater