A Concert Featuring the Cheick Hamala Diabate Ensemble
Event Date: 2016/03/23 Running Time: 62 minutes
Cheick Hamala Diabate Ensemble
Cheick Hamala Diabate is a West African historian in the griot tradition, a sought after performer, lecturer, storyteller and choreographer. Diabate was born into a griot family in Kita, Mali. In West African tradition, the griot is a male troubadour-historian whose hereditary role is to preserve and share the history, genealogy and oral traditions of his people, as well as providing advice and practicing diplomacy.