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West African sounds of Kairaba! will fill the air around the Bynum Stage on Friday night

Posted Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Bynum, NC - Grab your kids, family, friends and neighbors for a night filled with the infectious West African sounds of "Kairaba!" Friday night at the Bynum General Store starting at 7 pm. Kairaba! is composed of Senegalese griot
musician Diali Keba Cissokho, with North Carolinians John Westmoreland, Jonathan Henderson, Austin McCall and Will Ridenour.

The band formed after Diali moved to North Carolina and began to look for musicians who shared his love and passion for creating music based on Manding tradition, flavored with local and personal styles. The outcome of this collaboration is an infectious sound reminiscent of West African dance bands full of unison melody, adventurous improvisation, fiery solos and polyrhythmic frameworks. With lyrics in Manding, Wolof, and English, Kairaba! illuminates its listeners with stories of ancient and modern West Africa and how they relate to today's universal experiences and emotions felt by everyone, regardless of origin. You don’t want to miss this show!

Many thanks to "Bethesda Bluegrass" for their amazing performance last week. We also want to thank our corporate sponsors for helping us make the music series possible. Please visit Hope Crossing Animal Hospital, Allen & Sons BBQ and Auto Pro to say thanks.

Remember that all the shows are free but we pass a hat! Next week, we welcome the foot-stomping music of *Spirit Family Reunion*. Check us out on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. You can also visit and see the rest of the bands playing this season.

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