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