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TOUMANI DIABATÉ & KAYHAN KALHOR

Rare and enchanting blend of Persian and African music by Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor and the undisputed master of the African harp, Toumani Diabaté.

These exceptional string players both have a passion for bridging musical cultures. Kayhan Kalhor is a compelling performer on the ancient bowed instrument kemancheh. Grammy winner Diabaté is the undisputed master of the kora, the African harp. Their first encounter at the BIMHUIS in 2016 was a rare blend of fundamentally different sound worlds.

At 13, Kayhan Kalhor was already in Iran’s National Orchestra. Later on he studied European classical music. Collaborations with, among others, Yo-Yo Ma and film director Francis Ford Coppola led to his international breakthrough. Mali-born Toumani Diabaté is one of Africa’s most influential musicians. His previous collaborations include Björk and Ali Farka Touré.

Kayhan Kalhor kemancheh, Toumani Diabaté kora


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Tue 14 November 2017
TOUMANI DIABATÉ & KAYHAN KALHOR
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