Thursday, June 24, 2010
Despite what you may think, Afropop is not only a vessel for excellent world music, but it also harbors its own talents. Banning Eyre, Senior Editor, is an accomplished guitarist who will return to the stage with Abdoulaye Diabate, a griot from Mali who has one of the most alluring voices in NYC. After almost a two year hiatus, the duo will be performing original compositions as well as traditional Malian pieces. I heard them play a small backyard show a few weeks back, and take my word for it--you want to go to this. Check them out on Monday, June 29, from 7:00-9:00 at Barbe, 376 9th St. (Corner of 6th Ave) Park Slope, Brooklyn.