Youssoupha Sidibe in Concert . aug 18
Youssoupha Sidibe in Concert
Thursday, Aug 18
8pm doors, 8:30pm music
Youssoupha Sidibe is a Senegalese West African Kora (African Harp) player. Throw out all your ideas of what a harpist is, Youssoupha breaks out of traditional Kora styles many hundreds of years old, still predominant in Kora players, to create a new style blending aspects of Reggae, and western music creating a new style that has never been heard before.
Through many collaborations, as well as countless performances over the course of 25 years, Youssoupha has developed thousands of fans all over the world. Youssoupha has performed and recorded with many exceptional musicians. Grammy nominated for his collaboration with Matisyahu (Youth), he has released albums with Charles Neville (Tree of Life), Midnite (For All),Steve Kimock (TBA) a duet with Michael Franti (What I be), and collaborated live with India Arie, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident, Chris Berry Trio, Shimshai, and many more.
Youssoupha Sidibe Video and Audio Samples:
Main Stage High Sierra Music Festival
Live at the Independent SF
W/ Midnite from the album “For All”
w/ Michael Franti at the Warfield in SF
w/ Steve Kimock (“Unknown Legend” –CNN)
w/ Michael Kang (String Cheese Incident) & Chris Berry
Charles Neville & Youssoupha Sidibe project press:
“The rippling, and at times percussive, arrangements with the kora are like rocks in a stream, with Neville’s fluid and melodic saxophone like water flowing over and around the rocks. The music is meant to be a healing force that binds the past with the present. ” – Beth Peerless – The Monterey County Herald http://www.montereyherald.com/gomagazine/ci_16583155?nclick_check=1