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Cheick Hamala Diabate

Presented by Montgomery County Public Libraries at The Wheaton Public Library, Wheaton MD

Sep 06, 2023

Cheick Hamala Diabate

In celebration of African Heritage Month, the Wheaton Library hosts Cheick Hamala Diabate, and his band: music from Mali with lots of rootsy American influences.

Grammy nominee Cheick Hamala Diabaté, from Mali, performs all over the world with the ngoni, a traditional Mali instrument which is a stringed lute and ancestor to the banjo.

With releases like Ake Doni Doni - Take It Slow and Prudence, Cheick Hamala Diabaté has successfully fused the traditional rhythms and vocals of his ancestors with the more electric, American sounds he has absorbed over the past decade living in the US. His performances have been featured at such notable venues as The ... view more »


Free Admission - no tickets required

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The Wheaton Public Library

11701 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902

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