LIVE: Trio Da Kali @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, 11/9/16

January 5th, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Trio Da Kali are a bona fide Malian supergroup featuring vocalist Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté (the daughter of the great Kassé Mady Diabaté), Lassana Diabaté (master of the ancient West African wooden xylophone, the balafon, formerly with Toumani Diabaté’s Symmetric Orchestra) and ngoni player Mamadou Kouyaté (the eldest son of the great Bassekou Kouyaté).

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And during their recent concert at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, they lived up to their superstar status.