Trio Da Kali Brings the Unique Sound of African Music to The Stables

On The Move: Trio Da Kali

On The Move: Trio Da Kali

THE three musicians of Trio Da Kali hail from the Mande culture of Mali, from a heritage of distinguished griots, the caste of specialist hereditary musical artisans.

Their performance offers a rare glimpse into the soul of the griot’s art, celebrating the African continent’s finest, most subtle and sublime music.

The trio’s performance revolves around the soaring, rounded vibrato voice of Hawa Kassé Mady.

Few can match the lyricism and dazzling virtuosity of Lassana Diabeté on the balafon, while Mamadou Kouyaté completes the trio with punchy bass lines on the ngoni, West Africa’s oldest string instrument.

Auspiciously, the trio’s first international appearance was at the BBC Proms in summer 2013; they have since gone on to collaborate with the celebrated Kronos Quartet, and were most recently seen with Toumani Diabaté at last year’s London Jazz Festival.

For an additional £17 per head you can enjoy ‘A Taste of West Africa’ at The Stables (vegetarian options available) served in Café in2. Visit for more menu details. Book in advance on 01908 280832 to reserve your table.

Tickets cost £12.50 or £9.50 for students and are avaiilable by calling the box office on 01908 280800 or online at

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