BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Kronos Quartet / Trio Da Kali

World renowned Kronos Quartet and traditional Malian ensemble Trio Da Kali will grace our stage, separately and together, for a magical evening. 


SAT, JUL 14, 2018
6:30PM Gates / 7:30PM Show




Prospect Park Bandshell (2020)
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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Kronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali | Photo Credit: Lenny Gonzalez

No group has been more adventurously omnivorous in its collaborations than KRONOS QUARTET—in its forty-year career, over 900 works have been written for the group by composers from Argentina to Finland, Latvia to Afghanistan. Last year's Ladilikan is a high point in a career of high points, a collaborative record with the traditional Malian ensemble TRIO DA KALI. The three members of this supergroup come from a long lineage of musicians, as the vocalist Hawa Diabate belongs to the formidable Diabate family of griots, including her world-famous father Kassé Mady Diabaté. Balafonist Lassana Diabate—no direct relation—has worked with everyone from Taj Mahal to Béla Fleck. And Mamadou Kouyate plays a traditional lute called the n'goni, following in the footsteps of his GRAMMY-nominated father and n'goni master Bassekou Kouyate.

Inspired by gospel queen and civil rights pioneer Mahalia Jackson, the record runs the gamut "from subtle harmonic counterpoint, to circular riffs reminiscent of Steve Reich's minimalism, to grander phrasings that seem to join the dots between Malian blues and Appalachian folk." (The Guardian) The two bands grace our stage, separately and together, for a magical evening.


Venue Seating
- All Seats In - Click here to see the various seat set-ups at the Bandshell.
- Lawn open for blankets/lawn chairs

Information for Friends of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
- Friends Member Seating:
 Front seats open to Seat-Pass and Tent-Pass members
- Friends Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
- Sponsor Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members


Venue Information:

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.

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