PLAYlist Concert Series:  Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

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PLAYlist Concert Series: Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

Durham Central Park presents PLAYlist Concert Series in partnership with WNCU FM. Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba takes the stage October 6th.

By Durham Central Park

When and where

Date and time

Friday, October 6 · 6:30 - 10pm EDT


Durham Central Park 501 Foster Street Durham, NC 27701

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About this event

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

Before radio, before internet, Griot musicians and storytellers both entertained and educated their audiences. Diali Cissokho, originally from Senegal, explores the spiritual songs, stories, and rhythms of Senegal’s millenia-old Mandé culture. Cissokho comes from a long line of prominent griots who are entrusted to maintain a West African village’s genealogies and important ceremonial affairs through song. Cissokho and his band, Kaira Ba, effortlessly integrate the traditional sounds of the kora with a modern rush of electric guitar and an exuberant rhythm section. Together, they sustain one of West Africa’s most expressive legacies with their own energetic interpretations. Kaira Ba is committed to sharing its story and music in the name of cross-cultural learning, believing that music has the power to transgress borders and serve as an important resource for education, restoration and healing.

About PLAYlist

Durham Central Park presents PLAYlist Concert Series in partnership with WNCU FM. The series is held in the park the first Friday of the month, from May to October. Concerts take place rain or shine.

All DCP Events are completely free to attend, but if you'd like to support Durham Central Park's mission of providing space for community, click here to make a donation today.


Each evening starts with dinner and drinks on the lawn. Come peek sound check and get your spot on the lawn! DJ Travis Gales spinning his Friday Night Mix live at the park at 7 p.m. Then the band takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. sharp. All the music is simulcast live through WNCU 90.7 FM.

The party doesn't stop there - DJ Travis will spin us out with a park-wide dance party starting at 9pm!

There are restrooms at Durham Central Park and the venue is ADA accessible. Parking is free in the lots caddy-cornered and above the park (entrances are on Foster St. and Morris St).

Local food trucks will be on site, as well as craft beer and other vendors.

There’s lawn seating, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair. Leashed pets are welcome.

About the organizer

Organized by
Durham Central Park

Durham Central Park is a five acre, city owned park located in the heart of downtown Durham which is operated by Durham Central Park, Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.