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Date:
October 6, 2023
Time:
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
durhamplaylist.org

Organizer

Durham Central Park
Phone
(919) 794-8194
Email
info@durhamcentralpark.org
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Weather Conditions
Rain or Shine

Venue

Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Phone
(919) 794-8194
Free
October 6, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

PLAYlist Concert Series: Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba

Before radio, before internet, Griot musicians and storytellers both entertained and educated their audiences. Diali Cissokho, originally from Senegal, explores the spiritual songs, stories, and rhythms of Senegal’s millenia-old Mandé culture. Cissokho comes from a long line of prominent griots who are entrusted to maintain a West African village’s genealogies and important ceremonial affairs through song. Cissokho and his band, Kaira Ba, effortlessly integrate the traditional sounds of the kora with a modern rush of electric guitar and an exuberant rhythm section. Together, they sustain one of West Africa’s most expressive legacies with their own energetic interpretations. Kaira Ba is committed to sharing its story and music in the name of cross-cultural learning, believing that music has the power to transgress borders and serve as an important resource for education, restoration and healing.

About PLAYlist

Durham Central Park and WNCU FM present the PLAYlist Concert Series .The series is held in the park the first Friday of the month, from May to October. Concerts take place rain or shine.

All DCP Events are completely free to attend, but if you’d like to support Durham Central Park’s mission of providing space for community, click here to make a donation today.

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Details

Each evening starts with DJ Travis Gales spinning his Friday Night Mix live at the park at 7 p.m. Then the band takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. sharp. All the music is simulcast live through WNCU, and the night ends with a big dance party until 10pm!

There are restrooms at Durham Central Park and the venue is ADA accessible. Parking is free in the lots caddy-cornered and above the park (entrances are on Foster St. and Morris St).

Local food trucks will be on site, as well as craft beer and other vendors.

There’s lawn seating, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair. Leashed pets are welcome.