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April at CIIS Public Programs & Performances: Karsh Kale, Fatoumata Diawara & Tinariwen

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 10, 2014 05:48pm | Post a Comment

April is going to be a stellar month for world music as CIIS Public Programs & Performances and Amoeba Music bring you three great shows! Start spring off right with Karsh Kale: Classical Science Fiction on April 11th and follow it up with the Mali Weekend Festival, which features Fatoumata Diawara on April 18th and Tinariwen on April 19th at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco.

Karsh Kale is known as a pioneer in the world of global fusion. His career has gone through many karsh kaleavatars over the past 15 years as he jumps between being a world renowned tabla player, drummer, DJ/ remix artist, vocalist and multi instrumentalist, film composer, as well as a band leader all with equal ease. He has produced five solo albums of which his most recent, CINEMA,  won the best fusion album award in India at the GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) in 2012 and debuted at #1 on the Itunes World Music charts. Karsh Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre-bending collaborator, which has led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe including his musical hero Zakir Hussain, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Anoushka Shankar, Lenny Kravitz, DJ Spooky, and many many others. He was recently invited to perform at the White House and was introduced by President Obama himself. Find out more about Karsh Kale: Classical Science Fiction on April 11th HERE and get tickets HERE!

Extending Mali's rich musical tradition, CIIS Public Programs & Performances brings together two of the country's most compelling artists over the course of one weekend for the Mali Weekend Festival!  Fatoumata Diawara presents a joyous mix of the vibrant and understated, combining songs about love, politics, and empowerment. Tinariwen bring thirty years of rebellion, guitars, desert nomad culture, and the real Saharan blues to a sound that recently won them a Grammy for Best World Music Album. Find out more about the Mali Weekend Festival HERE. Tickets for the two shows may be purchased together or separately. 

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