Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, CAIQUE VIDAL & BATUQUE

POWERHOUSE DANCE YOUR ASS OFF Afro-Brazilian co-bill

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

CAIQUE VIDAL & BATUQUE

Fri, June 30, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Haw River Ballroom

Saxapahaw, NC

$15.00 - $17.00

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba is composed of Senegalese griot musician Diali Keba Cissokho, with North Carolinians John Westmoreland, Jonathan Henderson, Austin McCall and Will Ridenour. The band formed after Diali moved to North Carolina and began to look for musicians who shared his love and passion for creating music based on Manding tradition, flavored with local and personal styles. The outcome of this collaboration is an infectious sound reminiscent of West African dance bands full of unison melody, adventurous improvisation, fiery solos and polyrhythmic frameworks. With lyrics in Manding, Wolof, and English, Kairaba! illuminates its listeners with stories of ancient and modern West Africa and how they relate to today’s universal experiences and emotions felt by everyone, regardless of origin. Kairaba! invokes the participation of the audience in the creation of captivating musical moments that often incite spontaneous dancing by the performers and audiences alike, helping to create a peaceful and loving community.
CAIQUE VIDAL & BATUQUE
CAIQUE VIDAL & BATUQUE
Caique Vidal is an accomplished performer, percussionist, and songwriter from Salvador da Bahia—the center of historic African culture in Brazil. Vidal has diverse training that includes the Creative School of Olodum and the arts program at Liceu de Artes e Oficios da Bahia, where he studied Music Education, Dance, and Theater. Vidal has toured many countries with different bands and performance groups to share his native culture and traditions.

Caique Vidal and Batuque is a unique band that brings infectious energy, riveting dance grooves, and provides an insight to Afro-Brazilian culture which is greatly needed in the music world of today. “Batuque” (pronounced ba-TOO-kee) means to drum and the band delivers an explosive performance that integrates the sounds of percussion with a modern style in entertaining way that engages and rocks the entire audience!

Caique Vidal and Batuque presents the vibrations of African music in the Americas performing the rhythms of samba, reggae, salsa, bachata, pop, rock and Bossa Nova. Batuque provides a show where the audience will enjoy both original songs and hits of the popular Brazilian music. Check out Caique Vidal and Batuque’s tour schedule to experience their passion and energy live!
Venue Information:
Haw River Ballroom
1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road
Saxapahaw, NC, 27340
http://www.hawriverballroom.com/