Photo Sébastien Rieussec
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will play host to the Djoliba Ensemble of Mali at a concert to be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at 8 pm.
Their music now combines various African music styles. Congolese soukous nudges West African Manding, reggae meets latin, and overall an explosion of sound greets dancers and music lovers. While many have heard and followed the success of various ensembles from this area of the world, among others, the Djoliba Ensemble of Mali style has been greeted with enthusiasm around the world. While this style is authentic, a contemporary edge makes them as hip as any international big band. -- CAMI web site