A young supergroup from the Mande culture, Trio Da Kali come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). Taking their name from an iconic praise song in the griot repertoire – ‘da kali’ means ‘to swear an oath’– the Trio’s inspired 2017 collaboration and album with Kronos Quartet brought them worldwide attention. Sumptuous vocals, bass ngoni grooves and percussive balafon combine for a truly exquisite experience.
For their Friday night performance only, Trio Da Kali will be joined by the Pocket String Quartet. Led by jazz violinist/composer Julian Ferraretto, the Pocket String Quartet are all members of local groove-based string ensemble, [big] String, and we look forward to hearing this exciting and unique collaboration.