Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba ecstatically explore the spiritual songs, stories, and rhythms of Senegal’s millennia-old Mandé culture. Cissokho comes from a long line of prominent griots who are entrusted to maintain a West African village’s genealogies and important ceremonial affairs through song. But he is much more than a preservationist. Cissokho and his band, Kaira Ba, effortlessly integrate the traditional sounds of the kora with a modern rush of electric guitar and an exuberant rhythm section. Together, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba sustain one of West Africa’s most expressive legacies with their own energetic interpretations.
Featured food trucks: Buffalo Gal Concessions, Harry’s Yellow Submarine, and Ollies
Beverage Vendor: JJ’s
Community Partner: Sioux Falls World Refugee Day
Diali Cissokho Concert sponsored by: MidAmerican Energy
World Music Series sponsored by: an anonymous donor supporting Sioux Falls Thrive
2021 Levitt at the Falls Season presented by: Sanford Health
Join us on the Lloyd Lawn at the Levitt for this free outdoor concert. Open seating is available on the lawn-please bring blankets and lawn chairs. You also can bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages (no outside alcohol permitted). Social distancing and masks are encouraged. Parking is free after 5pm and on the weekends downtown. See you at the Levitt! For more information visit: www.levittsiouxfalls.org.