The High Point Arts Council is excited to welcome Diali Cissokho to the Centennial Station Arts Center for the first Third Thursday concert of 2019 on January 17 at 7:00 p.m. Performing music from his native home of West Africa, Diali Cissokho will be performing solo for this special performance. Tickets for this event will be $5 per person and may be purchased in advance online at HighPointArts.org/events or at the door on the night of the event.
Referred to as a griot and master kora player, Diali Cissokho, originally from Senegal, now lovingly calls North Carolina home. The kora that Diali performs on is a 21 string African harp that truly captures the sound and soul of West African music. Coming from a long line of griot musicians, a griot is a member of a village who tells tales of births, deaths, marriages, battles, hunts, and other historical events. Griots serve as walking history books, preserving and sharing the stories and traditions of their culture through song. Diali crosses cultural boundaries with his wide range of sounds, from dancing rhythms to smooth melodies, that ultimately bring listeners to a greater understanding of the stories and traditional art forms he continues to preserve and celebrate.
All proceeds from Third Thursday concerts go back to the artists. The Centennial Station Arts Center is located at 121 S. Centennial Street in downtown High Point. For more information or to purchased tickets, contact the High Point Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 336-889-2787 ext. 26.